A quarter listed on eBay is going for $35,000.00 because it is contains an extremely rare “proof error.”
“Proof coins are struck by technicians who had to feed the blanks into special presses,” the seller, Mike Byers, wrote in his eBay ad.
“They are produced, examined and packaged using extreme quality control. It is very unusual to find major proof errors.”
Regarding the quarter in question, Byers added:
“This unique 1970-S Proof Quarter from the United States was over struck on a 1941 Quarter from Canada. This mint error was originally discovered in [a] group of San Francisco Proof Errors that was auctioned by the State of California. … This is one of the most fascinating and intriguing proof mint errors ever discovered.”
So far, the unique coin has not sold, but over 1,400 people are watching the online listing, and there have been over 20 inquiries.
H/T: America Now