Highly Valuable Bicentennial Quarter Nearly $50 Million: Five Additional Worth Over $300,000 USD Each Are Still in Use

This 25-cent piece, minted in 1976 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the United States, has become the focus of intense fascination.

Recently, one particularly rare Bicentennial quarter was appraised at nearly $50 million, while five others, each valued at over $300,000, are believed to still be in circulation.

This article explores the factors contributing to the extraordinary value of these quarters and the ongoing hunt for these hidden treasures.

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The quarters were distinctive for their unique reverse design featuring a colonial drummer and a torch encircled by 13 stars, representing the original colonies.

The Bicentennial quarter appraised at nearly $50 million owes its value to a combination of rarity, historical significance, and an extraordinary error.

This particular coin is believed to be a prototype or test strike made of 100% silver, unlike the standard copper-nickel clad composition.

The specific error on this quarter, coupled with its silver composition, makes it an unparalleled piece in the numismatic community.

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