In the world of numismatics, the discovery of rare coins is like uncovering hidden treasures. Recently, two rare bicentennial quarters have stirred up excitement among collectors and enthusiasts alike.

These coins, with their astonishing values, have become the talk of the town.

Let’s delve into the fascinating world of these rare bicentennial quarters and explore what makes them so valuable.

The $1200 Million Bicentennial Quarter

This particular bicentennial quarter, minted in 1976, features a unique error that has catapulted its value to nearly $1200 million.

The error lies in the absence of the “S” mintmark, indicating that it was not minted in San Francisco as it should have been.

Instead, it was likely struck at the Philadelphia Mint, making it an extremely rare find. The missing mintmark adds an aura of mystery and rarity to this already prized coin.

Historical Significance

Beyond its monetary value, this bicentennial quarter holds immense historical significance.

The bicentennial year of 1976 marked the 200th anniversary of the United States declaring independence.

As such, coins minted during this period carry added sentimental value, serving as tangible reminders of America’s rich heritage.

Owning a piece of history like this rare bicentennial quarter allows collectors to connect with the past in a profound way.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter with the D Mintmark

Among the rarest bicentennial quarters is the 1976-D version. Minted in Denver, this quarter features a special mark denoting its origin.

Only a limited number were produced, making it highly sought after by collectors.

Its rarity and historical significance contribute to its substantial value, estimated at over $20 million.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter with the S Mintmark

Another prized variant is the 1976-S bicentennial quarter, minted in San Francisco.

With a relatively low mintage compared to its counterparts, the 1976-S quarter commands a hefty price tag in the numismatic market.

Its scarcity and unique minting location elevate its value to over $20 million, attracting collectors worldwide.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter Double Die Obverse

Double die errors are a numismatic rarity, and the bicentennial quarter is no exception. The 1776-1976 double die obverse features a distinct doubling of the design elements, adding an extra layer of uniqueness to the coin.

Collectors covet these error coins for their scarcity and visual appeal, valuing them at over $20 million each.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter Triple Die Obverse

Even rarer than the double die variety is the triple die obverse bicentennial quarter.

This error coin exhibits three distinct impressions of the design elements, making it a true anomaly in the world of numismatics.

The scarcity of triple die obverse quarters drives their value well above $20 million, making them prized possessions for collectors.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter Struck on a Silver Planchet

Occasionally, minting errors result in quarters being struck on silver planchets instead of the intended copper-nickel composition.

These silver bicentennial quarters are exceptionally rare and fetch exorbitant prices at auctions. With values exceeding $20 million, they represent a lucrative investment opportunity for discerning collectors.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter Struck on a Nickel Planchet

Similar to silver planchet errors, bicentennial quarters struck on nickel planchets are highly coveted by numismatists.

The deviation from the standard composition adds to their allure and rarity, driving prices upwards of $20 million. Collectors eagerly seek out these unique specimens to add to their collections.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter with Minting Varieties

Variations in minting techniques and equipment can result in subtle differences among bicentennial quarters.

Collectors meticulously catalog these minting varieties, with certain iterations commanding significant premiums.

Examples include repunched mintmarks and rotated dies, with values surpassing $20 million for the rarest varieties.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter with Proof Finish

Proof coins are struck using specially polished dies and planchets, resulting in a pristine finish with mirror-like surfaces.

Bicentennial quarters featuring proof finishes are highly desirable among collectors for their exceptional quality and visual appeal.

With limited mintages, these coins can fetch prices upwards of $20 million in the numismatic market.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter with Mint Errors

Minting errors add intrigue to bicentennial quarters, elevating their value in the eyes of collectors. Examples of mint errors include off-center strikes, clipped planchets, and die cracks, among others.

The rarity and uniqueness of these error coins contribute to their valuation, often exceeding $20 million at auction.

The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarter Graded by Top Numismatic Agencies

The grading process plays a crucial role in determining the value of rare bicentennial quarters.

Coins graded by top numismatic agencies, such as PCGS and NGC, carry a premium due to their authentication and certification.

High-grade specimens can command prices well above $20 million, attracting serious collectors and investors alike.

If you have any of those coins or similar coins available and would like to try your luck at selling them, you can list them for a one time fee of $9.99. We promote these listings to prospective collectors and arrange the sale for you.

Conclusion

The discovery of a rare bicentennial quarter worth nearly $400 million has brought renewed attention to the world of numismatics.

With 10 more quarters worth over $20 million each, collectors have a plethora of valuable treasures to pursue.

Whether it’s a minting error, unique variety, or proof finish, these coins captivate enthusiasts with their rarity and historical significance.

As the quest for rare coins continues, the allure of these numismatic treasures only grows stronger.

Comments

  • Chris w Moore
    Reply

    I’m Chris w Moore from Long Beach Mississippi southern south Harrison county Long Beach 6000 harvest lane Long Beach Mississippi 39650 , I four rare 1776-1976 the Bicentennial dollars Quarters in one of them has a mint mark on them and two ERRORS DIMES MISS PRINTED AND ONE MISSED PRINTED ERROR $Β’5 COIN IM READY TO SELL FOR THE RIGHT PRICE HERES MY CELL PHONE NUMBER1-(228)-263-4969 house phone number 1-(228)-863-6463

  • David Hatcher
    Reply

    That’s BS,,,you folks know this….

    • Ronda D Willingham
      Reply

      He’s going to receive a lot of 9.99 deposits to his account from gullible desperate people. There are coins worth a pretty penny. But, $1200 mil
      $400 mil, even $20, million, is totally absurd. Where has he found these rich folk that covet such a coin, and for what? In the end it won’t even buy them a burger

    • Miya Wilkerson
      Reply

      How much do you think I can get for a antique 1918 half dollar with a S on it

    • Alex olvera
      Reply

      The truth hurts doesn’t it.

  • Roxanne Weigart
    Reply

    I have a bicentennial d would like to sell it as soon as possible I have an emergency and my family member is not expected to live I really need the money thank you

  • Jaquita L.Tate
    Reply

    Hi ‘ My name is Jaquita Tate
    In October 3 2023 I lost my dad to a heart attack and he left me a lot of rare coins.. I don’t know how to begin looking to find someone who can tell me how much they’re worth can y’all help me find someone to help me please ?..

  • Ken Burch
    Reply

    Where can I sell my coins for 20 million?

    • Jerome
      Reply

      My name is jay and I have the quarter every one is looking for and would like to get a chance to see how much it is worth here
      My number is 4808758661 call me if you are interested

  • Roger B Brock
    Reply

    I call BS on these values and the scarcity of these coins. NO Bicentennial Quarter is that rare or valuable.

  • Donnie Madison
    Reply

    I have couple to sale

  • Virginia Hughes
    Reply

    I am looking through thousands of quarters and have 15 bicentennial. I have called and talked to some coin about those and other quarters to find out more and they tell me to spend them. Then I see this article and don’t understand why the dealers I talk to don’t even want to see them. Would love more info. I am not a collector just thought I’d look through what I have been throwing in jars.

    • Jason
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      Yes, we know not all coins will be able to fetch that value but there are some coins with either error markings or numerals that have that potential value. You can list your coins with us for a one time fee of $9.99 by going to Add Listing at the top of this page. Once we review your listing and see the potential, we will send you the link to pay the listing fee. We promote all listed items to collectors in our database and try to arrange an offer for sale. For listings, we do not feel that will be able to fetch a considerable value we will not request the listing fee to be paid as a fair practice.

      • Ronda D Willingham
        Reply

        He’s going to receive a lot of 9.99 deposits to his account from gullible desperate people. There are coins worth a pretty penny. But, $1200 mil
        $400 mil, even $20, million, is totally absurd. Where has he found these rich folk that covet such a coin, and for what? In the end it won’t even buy them a burger

      • Ronda D Willingham
        Reply

        That sounds much better and very fair. People get scammed. This could be one. I dunno. Sounds good thoπŸ‘

    • jonesboy1307
      Reply

      Hello my name is Jason Jones. I have a DENVER MINT Bicentennial quarter dollar if any one is interested please call me @ 270-917-4483

  • John wigal
    Reply

    How many of these coins have been sold and where are they? What exactly makes these coins so rare, are they coins bought in a never circulated condition or are they in just any bag of coins that anyone can find?

  • Lester Brooks
    Reply

    I have one of those bicentennial quarter. How can I get paid

    • Philip cunningham
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      Philcunningham1968@gmail.com. I have found a 1977 quarter which is extraordinary thick it looks almost rimless on edges looks almost like an oreo.

  • Opado justine
    Reply

    I have liberty 1968, and many more

  • Opado justine
    Reply

    I want to sell them off

  • Priscilla Hayes
    Reply

    How do I know the value of my coin? Where can I go to exchange it?

    • Jason
      Reply

      Yes, we know not all coins will be able to fetch that value but there are some coins with either error markings or numerals that have that potential value. You can list your coins with us for a one time fee of $9.99 by going to Add Listing at the top of this page. Once we review your listing and see the potential, we will send you the link to pay the listing fee. We promote all listed items to collectors in our database and try to arrange an offer for sale. For listings, we do not feel that will be able to fetch a considerable value we will not request the listing fee to be paid as a fair practice.

  • Danielle L Gales
    Reply

    Is this coin stuff real? Am trying to see why someone will give that much money away for a , penny,nickel, quarter r a paper dollar with a * other rhe serial number?

  • Kevin Hendrix
    Reply

    Who do I contact if I have one of the bicentennial quarters ?

  • Misty Mickel
    Reply

    I have a no mint 1776 1976 bicentennial quarter. What should I do with it to get a buyer that is interested?

    • Jason
      Reply

      Yes, we know not all coins will be able to fetch that value but there are some coins with either error markings or numerals that have that potential value. You can list your coins with us for a one time fee of $9.99 by going to Add Listing at the top of this page. Once we review your listing and see the potential, we will send you the link to pay the listing fee. We promote all listed items to collectors in our database and try to arrange an offer for sale. For listings, we do not feel that will be able to fetch a considerable value we will not request the listing fee to be paid as a fair practice.

  • Patalano Regina T
    Reply

    Great topic.

  • Cailob Whitney
    Reply

    I have 5 Bicentennial Quarters that I’m looking for the best offer
    They are dated 1776-1976 very clean only one has a mint mark my phone number is 252-717-3051 contact me anytime with offer with a call or text

    • Jason
      Reply

      Yes, we know not all coins will be able to fetch that value but there are some coins with either error markings or numerals that have that potential value. You can list your coins with us for a one time fee of $9.99 by going to Add Listing at the top of this page. Once we review your listing and see the potential, we will send you the link to pay the listing fee. We promote all listed items to collectors in our database and try to arrange an offer for sale. For listings, we do not feel that will be able to fetch a considerable value we will NOT request the listing fee to be paid as a fair practice.

  • Mark Cruz
    Reply

    I sure am glad there’s someone out there that keeps up with today’s market on the value of rare coins and as a child growing up I would always ask my dad ” hey pop can I please go thru the change in your pockets and he would always say” now mark you know that you never find any coin’s that are worth anything ” … well I thank you very much for keeping up with today’s market on rare coins!!! … sincerely Mark Cruz..

    • Jason
      Reply

      Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it.

  • William Meadows
    Reply

    I have a large collection of coins and need to have it appraised and graded can you tell me where to take them in wv to have it done.

  • Robbin Kohli
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    I have 8 bicentennial quarters for no min mark for Demit Mark, who would be the best person to evaluate them for me

    • Jason
      Reply

      Yes, we know not all coins will be able to fetch that value but there are some coins with either error markings or numerals that have that potential value. You can list your coins with us for a one time fee of $9.99 by going to Add Listing at the top of this page. Once we review your listing and see the potential, we will send you the link to pay the listing fee. We promote all listed items to collectors in our database and try to arrange an offer for sale. For listings, we do not feel that will be able to fetch a considerable value we will not request the listing fee to be paid as a fair practice.

  • Edson
    Reply

    Great, I am from East Africa and I have many different coins from 1901 up to 1970 , I need your help to sell,

  • Stephanie Dodson
    Reply

    How are these values established and who has that kind of money to spend on coins? Asking for myself because I have been collecting coins and star notes for years.

  • Norma
    Reply

    Your absolutely correct in the past I’ve tried getting in contact with some, they NEVER respond!! To no one period oh yeah… One did he sent alittle heart! CRAZY!! πŸ₯°πŸ€ͺ

  • Roberta Corriere
    Reply

    Vanessa, Enjoyable, Went through everything with me .Beautiful person

  • Loretta
    Reply

    I just want to see if mine is worth anything

  • Robert Best
    Reply

    No existing coin is worth that much. This is just crazy. An old solid gold twenty dollar coin if doubled or anything would never bring that price. What a crock. Quit making people dream of riches when it will never happen.

  • David
    Reply

    I have a couple hundred dollars in bicentennial quarters and half dollars I’ve been saving for years how do I get a hold of somebody?

  • Geoffrey
    Reply

    I have the Bicentennial Quarter with the D mark.

    It’s not in great condition, but if they only minted a few of them like this blog states, it doesn’t matter that much!

    I took pictures, so if anyone wants me to contact me to view them here’s my email:

    uniformgc1177@gmail.com

    Just to be safe, I already gave it for safe keeping!

  • Brian Surratt
    Reply

    This site is a scam you can tell it keeps repeating the same thing. It’s after your money a one time fee of 9.99 don’t fall victim.

  • Brian Surratt
    Reply

    This comment isn’t a duplicate I’ve never left a comment on this site. This site is a scam you can tell it keeps repeating the same thing. It’s after your money a one time fee of 9.99 don’t fall victim.

  • Jason
    Reply

    We are not pushing anyone to list their coins, we have just given you an option to try your luck in case it sells. We are only helping you to promote it within our network of rare coin buyers and for running those admin expenses we are charging a one time fee of $9.99. In addition, we are not charging the fee to those where we don’t think the coins have any chances to sell so a basic filter to ensure there is a fair deal happening here. Rest, it is an individual’s decision to try their luck or not.

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