Forget if the quarter is heads up or not. The important thing to look for is the fine print on the back.
Thanks to a ghostly date on the tail side, one batch of quarters struck in 1970 can fetch a fortune at auction.
One of these rare coins has been bid up to $35,000 on eBay, according to ABC affiliate WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.
The quarter is part of a batch struck over Canadian coins with the date 1941, according to Good Housekeeping. What makes the quarter valuable to collectors is an error: A “1941” persisted just above the word “dollar” on the back of the coin. It takes a very close inspection to see the date. The quarter on eBay is displayed in a case with a label reading “1970 S 25C struck on 1941 Canada 25C 5.63 GR mint error PF 65.”
I searched my jar of loose change looking for one of these, and while I didn’t find this rare quarter, I did find this interesting Kennedy Half. It looked odd to me so I took it apart and found this inside….