A unique bicentennial quarter valued at around $49 million USD and nine other pieces worth over $799,999 in gems

This extraordinary coin, along with nine other exceptional pieces valued over $799,999, represents the pinnacle of rarity and historical significance in the world of gems and precious metals.

The United States Mint issued the bicentennial quarter in 1975 and 1976 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of American independence.

Featuring a colonial drummer on the reverse side and a dual date of "1776-1976" on the obverse, these quarters are ubiquitous in circulation.

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This $49 million quarter is believed to be a prototype or pattern coin, never meant for public circulation.

Pattern coins are trial pieces created to test new designs or minting processes. Such coins are rare because they are usually destroyed after evaluation.

Its near-perfect state suggests it was carefully preserved since its creation, further enhancing its allure and value.

Their allure lies in their rarity and the intriguing story behind their creation—minted in the 1830s as diplomatic gifts rather than in the year 1804.

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