Rare Bicentennial Quarter: $120K Value! 4 More $4,000 Gems

In the world of numismatics, the thrill of discovering rare coins that defy their face value is a continuous fascination. 

Let's delve into five remarkable examples that showcase the allure and rarity of numismatic finds. 

One of the most coveted quarters among collectors is the Bicentennial Quarter, minted in 1976 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of American independence. 

What makes this particular coin so special is a minting error known as the "Bicentennial Quarter on Nickel Planchet." 

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The error occurred when a few quarters were struck on nickel planchets intended for nickels, resulting in a unique hybrid coin. 

In 2016, one of these rare coins was sold at auction for a staggering $120,000, making it one of the most valuable quarters ever discovered. 

One of these coins, known as the Olsen specimen, fetched a record-breaking $4.56 million in a 2010 auction. 

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