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These quarters could be worth up to $10,000: How do I know if I have one?

There are some twenty-five-cent coins in circulation that could be worth up to thousands of dollars. Here are some tips on how to know if you have one.

Estas son las monedas de 25 centavos que pueden valer hasta $40 millones de dólares
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There are types of coins and bills that circulate and can sell for thousands of dollars to collectors. This is the case with certain 25-cent coins, which could be worth up to $10,000. Here are some tips on how to know if you have one.

These quarters could be worth up to $10,000: How do I know if I have one?

The value of a 1999 Georgia State Quarter has been estimated at up to $10,000 due to errors made while the coin was being minted. This quarter is the fourth coin in the 50 State Quarters Program. The United States Mint released it on July 19, 1999 as the fourth quarter of the year, according to the US Mint.

Coin Features

The obverse design features the familiar image of George Washington by John Flanagan, which has been used since 1932.

The reverse design features a peach (the symbol of the state of Georgia) in the center of the Georgia state outline, surrounded by branches of a live oak (the state tree) and the state motto “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation”.

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Georgia quarters that can be worth up to $10,000

According to the website US Coins Guide, some Georgia quarters from the state coin program are worth thousands of dollars due to an error involving coins minted in experimental metals, called planchettes, intended for the Sacagawea dollar.

The state coin program took place just as the United States Mint was working on a new metal alloy for coins. The alloy had a gold tint that was eventually used for the Sacagawea dollar coins that came out in 2000.

According to US Coins Guide, many coins were struck in such an alloy and although the Treasury Department decided not to go with the alloy on quarters, the coins were still struck and are now highly desired by collectors.

Some of these experimental planchette-minted Georgia quarters sold for as much as $10,000, according to Coins Guide. Here are some of the features of the 1999 Georgia state quarters that can be worth thousands of dollars:

  • Weighs between 5.9 and 6.3 grams on a coin scale, which is more than the 5.67 grams for a typical copper-nickel clad coin.
  • It seems thicker than usual.
  • Golden or greenish in color, similar to Sacagawea dollars
  • It lacks the copper stripe (orange color) on the edge of the coin
  • Missing part or all of the tongue edge 
  • It has a thicker border than usual