This Coin is Worth a Staggering $19,200

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.27 - 2023 1:49 PM CET

Photo: Numisaisne
Photo: Numisaisne
This coin is worth a staggering $19,200.

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In the realm of coin collecting, certain finds stand out for their exceptional value, and one such treasure is a bicentennial quarter, valued at an astonishing $19,200.

This remarkable valuation sheds light on the hidden worth of what might appear as ordinary quarters to the untrained eye.

According to, the bicentennial quarters, minted between 1975 and 1976, were part of the United States' celebration of its 200th anniversary.

These coins, according to Chronicle Collectibles, are distinguished by their unique reverse design, a feature not seen in U.S. quarters for over half a century. Among these special edition coins, the 1976-S Bicentennial Silver Quarter, especially in high-grade condition, fetched $19,200 at auction, a testament to its rarity and demand among collectors.

The value of these bicentennial quarters isn't confined to this single instance. Several other quarters from this series have also commanded impressive prices.

The U.S. Mint's use of a "clad" technique in most of these coins, involving layers of nickel, copper, and zinc, contrasts with the rarer 40% silver composition found in some quarters, which significantly increases their value.

The condition of the coin plays a crucial role in its valuation. Pristine, well-preserved coins are highly sought after in the collectors' market.

These quarters were produced in three different mints: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco, each contributing to various mintages, including millions of uncirculated and proof coins in both clad and silver versions.