Do you have a hobby? Do you collect things as your hobby? I used to have a rock collection when I was a kid. Today, I only manage to collect dust around the house! I don’t have that much time to actually collect things with any meaning. Could you use an extra $30,000? Well, there is a chance you have a quarter that could fetch that amount for you!
Numismatics is defined as the collection or study of currency (coins, greenbacks and the like). People who collect or study currency are called numismatists. Money that has a very high value is usually quite rare. Also, you have to have a coin or currency that is very old to bring in more than its face value. The 1926 nickel you saw above is worth over $2,000 – but the Buffalo nickels are very rare.
This is the golden ticket that could earn you about $35,000 on Ebay. The quarter from the 1970s was printed on top of a 1941 quarter from Canada (a minting error). Look above the word dollar – you can make out the small 1941. So, empty your pockets and check under the couch cushions! There is another coin to search out – but again it is rare.
This is a dime from 1916. It is a mercury dime and could be worth tens of thousands of dollars to the owner. Watch the video below to learn more about collecting coins and about that quarter!
I am going to go raid my son’s piggy bank! Share away, people!