Why did the U.S. Mint make drummer boy quarters? How many were made? Why do they have the 1776-1976 date? What do the letters “JLA” mean? Are there any drummer boy quarter errors worth looking for? What makes these Bicentennial quarters different from regular Washington quarters? Here is everything you want to know about drummer boy quarters!
An uncirculated commemorative coin is offered in most instances by a special commission in charge of the event to be commemorated and the coin is sold at a price higher than the face value of the coin. The U.S. Mint’s modern commemorative coin program began in 1982. Although these coins are legal tender, they are not minted for general circulation. Each commemorative coin is produced by the U.S. Mint in limited quantity and is only available for a limited time. See how much modern commemorative coins are worth.
I like to buy rolls of coins from the bank, then see how many valuable coins I can find in each roll. It’s called coin roll hunting. (Yes it’s a thing.) Here are some of the coins I’ve obtained for face value – simply by buying bank rolls. Also, see which coins you should be looking for in bank rolls – by denomination. My most memorable coin roll hunting adventure was the time I spent $20 on 5 rolls of nickels and 1 roll of half-dollars. I ended up finding some great silver coins, plus several old coins worth much more than face value! What valuable coins have YOU found in bank rolls?
If you’ve found a 1776 to 1976 quarter (a Bicentennial quarter) in your pocket change, then you probably want to know what it’s worth and if it’s a rare coin or not. I’ll tell you what these are worth: a 1976 quarter with no mintmark, a 1976 D quarter, and a 1976 S quarter. Plus some little-known facts about Bicentennial quarters and other Bicentennial coins.