UPDATE: Large images, taken today. Not detail refined in any way, though cropped and resized from the originals.
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The original, from the United States Mint
Wisconsin quarters; flawed, cheesy and beautiful.
I have a plastic-wrapped roll of Wisconsin quarters that I’ve left in a drawer. I’m about to tear into it.
I had posted about the flaws in them here, on Feb. 10. However, determined to get rid of clutter I decided to look up and remind myself what the flaw is in these quarters.
Extra husks (or leaves) below the cob on the left side is what’s “wrong” with them. There are two versions – leaf high and leaf low.
Now the more interesting tidbit i just found out was that these Wisconsin quarters were found in Tucson by Bob Ford, a coin dealer. That’s real close to me.
So I’m typing this before I crack open my roll of Wisconsin quarters – given to me by my bank.
I GOT ONE. I had a 1 in 40 chance and I got one, one of the high-leaf errors. It’s shinny and worth more than 25 cents. Worth more than the roll of quarters I got it in. Maybe as much as $100.
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It’s amazing the questions people have about coins still. Check out a few of them here in a quite casual setting at Coin Collector.org. Just random people asking questions about coins.
If anyone has similar questions – shoot em at me. I started collecting coins while a “customer representative” (cashier) at a BP station in Kent, Washington, with Jodi Fikes, Eleanor ??? and Renee Johnson as the boss lady. Along with a few other drifters, and a red-haired woman, whose name I can’t quite remember, where a like / dislike relationship existed (Lynette?). Got silver certificate $1 bills, silver dimes and quarters; and a whole mess of other stuff. It piqued my interest.
Wisconsin Quarter Links: most useful at the top:
– The Omaha Channel ::: Hidden Treasure In Your Pocket Change? Wisconsin Quarter Mistakes Explained
– Urban Legends ::: Cornstalked
– The Reeded Edge ::: NEW LEAVES TURNING UP AND DOWN ON WISCONSIN STATE QUARTERS
– Coin World ::: Population of Wisconsin 25¢ ‘leaf’ variants growing slowly From March 14.
– Coin World ::: Prices rising for Wisconsin quarters with extra ‘leaves’ From Feb. 9