YOUR coins could be worth much more than their original value.
Collectors pay top dollar for coins with rare dates, flaws and other specific details.
The US Mint made its first quarter in 1796 and many will only go up in value.
An 1896 S Barber Silver Quarter recently sold on eBay for $1,325 after an intense bidding war.
The coin was listed for just under a dollar but quickly rose to $175 after just four bids.
Bids kept rising until finally one lucky collector won.
The Value of Barber Quarters
These quarters were minted in San Francisco and designed by Charles E. Barber, the Mint’s sixth chief engraver, and served in the post office until his death in 1917, according to the Smithsonian.
Hairdressing districts are known for their design.
Most of them have 13 stars on both the obverse and reverse of the coin and Lady Liberty faces right wearing a laurel wreath on the heads or obverse.
This coin is particularly rare due to its low mintage of only 188,039.
According to the USA Coin Book, these coins typically have an estimated value of $1,714 when found in average condition.
If one is in mint condition, it can be worth anywhere from $11,086 to $19,960.
Check the value of your coin
Make sure you check your loose change for rare pennies, nickels, dimes and others as many of these coins could sell for thousands.
Typically, the most valuable coins are those with a low mintage or fault, as collectors find these coins to be among the rarest.
For O Barber dime, the date is important.
Furthermore, coin experts will pay top dollar if they are also minted well.
A great site to check if your coins are worth anything is eBay.
All you have to do is search for the full coin name, select the “sold” list, and then toggle the search to “highest value”.
If your coins are rare and valuable, you can sell them on eBay or visit a specialized site like Coinappraiser or USA Coin Book.
I found an extremely rare “double cube” quarter in a roll of coins worth up to $200 – the exact details to look for.
Also, a rare cent in circulation is selling online for $1,577 — the exact letter and date you need to look for to spot it
https://www.the-sun.com/money/5998681/rare-quarter-sells-exact-element/ The rare Quarter 1896 sells for over $1,300 – just the item to look out for