Top 5 Uncommon Valuables You Didn’t Know You Owned

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Top 5 Uncommon Valuables You Didn’t Know You Owned: Within the realm of numismatic collections, the Bicentennial Quarter, which was struck in 1975 and 1976 to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the United States’ independence, holds a unique and significant position.

 

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Top 5 Uncommon Valuables You Didn’t Know You Owned

There are a few varieties and errors that are surprisingly valuable, despite the fact that the majority of these quarters are common. Within this article, we will examine five rare Bicentennial Quarters that you might be in possession of without even realizing it. Each of these quarters is worth significantly more than its face value.

 

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1. 1976-S Silver Proof Bicentennial Quarter

The 1976-S Silver Proof is frequently considered to be among the most desirable of the Bicentennial quarters.

 

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Contrary to the copper-nickel clad quarters that are typcally used, these quarters were struck with a silver composition of forty percent and were included in special collector sets.

Its origin can be traced back to the San Francisco Mint, as symbolized by the distinctive “S” mintmark.

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2. 1976-D Bicentennial Quarter with Double Die Obverse

There is a fascinating subset of numismatics known as error coins, and one of the most notable examples of this subset is the 1976-D Double Die Obverse Bicentennial Quarter cent.

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When a coin is struck with a die that has been misaligned or doubled, this error occurs. This error causes certain elements of the design to appear twice, which results in the coin being struck twice.

 

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3. 1976 Bicentennial Quarter Struck on a 1977 Planchet

This extremely rare error occurs when a design for a Bicentennial quarter is struck by accident on a planchet, which is a blank coin; the planchet was intended to be used for a quarter from 1977.

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Collectors place a high value on off-year strikes because they are extremely uncommon and extremely valuable.

 

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4. 1976 No Mint Mark Bicentennial Quarter

There were some Bicentennial quarters that were struck without any mint marks, despite the fact that mint marks were used to indicate the location where a coin was minted.

It is possible that the lack of a mint mark on these coins will make them more interesting and, on occasion, more valuable.

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5. 1976 Bicentennial Quarter with Reverse Design Misalignment

There is also the possibility of misalignments occurring during the minting process. This occurs when the reverse design does not align correctly with the obverse.

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These kinds of misalignments are especially noticeable and collectible when it comes to the Bicentennial quarters, which feature a one-of-a-kind reverse design of a Colonial drummer.

 

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Conclusion

The Bicentennial Quarter is not merely a piece of pocket change; if it is possessed of the appropriate characteristics, it has the potential to become a valuable collectible. These quarters can have a surprising amount of value, depending on whether they are a silver proof, an error coin, or an anomaly with the mint mark. Now is the time to take a closer look at your coin collection; you might just be sitting on a hidden treasure that is significantly more valuable than you could have ever imagined.

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  • JASMINE GOMEZ

    Jasmine Gomez is the Wishes Editor at Birthday Stock, where she cover the best wishes, quotes across family, friends and more. When she's not writing for a living, she enjoys karaoke and dining out more than she cares to admit. Who we are and how we work. We currently have seven trained editors working in our office to produce top-notch content that you can rely on. All articles are published according to the four-eyes principle: After completion of the raw version, the texts are checked by (at least) one other editor for orthographic and content accuracy.

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