The U.S. Mint issued quarters sporting designs to commemorate each of the 50 states over a 10-year period beginning in 1998. The rarest of these quarters are those with low production orders and ones with striking and printing errors, such as some Wisconsin quarters.
Among the 450 million Wisconsin quarters created in 2004, only a few thousand sport an extra leaf on the ear of corn in the design. These coins have a slightly higher value due to their rarity. Coins featuring the "S" mint mark are also rare, as these were struck in San Francisco as proof sets and were not intended for circulation.Learn More
It is possible for a modern coin to be missing the clad, or nickel, layer from both sides, but it is uncommon. In this case, the copper portion, which makes up 90 percent of a coin, is exposed. Usually, coins missing clad layers are identified before leaving the mint.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, an Argentina 10 centavos coin from 1955 is worth between 8 and 19 cents. In April 2014, the coin was worth about 61 cents.Full Answer >
A person who collects coins, banknotes or medals can be called a "numismatist" or, less commonly, a "numismatologist." The word is more accurately used to refer to people who formally study currency, whether or not they actually collect it.Full Answer >
Three of the most valuable coins in the United States are the 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel, the 1893 S Morgan Silver Dollar and the 1901 Morgan Silver Dollar, according to CoinTrackers.com. Other extremely valuable coins are the 1889 CC Morgan Silver Dollar and the 1895 O Morgan Silver Dollar.Full Answer >