A rare quarter with two key items sells for $2,250 online – exactly what you need to search for to find one too


A UNIQUE piece from 1834 recently sold for $2,250 on eBay thanks to a pair of distinct features that caught the eye of collectors.

The coin, an 1834 quarter from the Capped Bust series, is not only a semi-key date coin, but also bears a strange stamp on its face.


This quarter of 1834 contains a strange stamp which seems to indicate “R. HOLMES”
Although the piece looks very worn, it still commanded a high price at auction


Although the piece looks very worn, it still commanded a high price at auction

The Capped Bust design was used on 25-cent coins from 1815 to 1838, and most circulating coins in the series are worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.

And this particular coin appears to have the name “R. HOLMES” stamped on its front, making it a numismatic oddity.

Despite the fact that this 1834 quarter shows significant signs of wear, its vintage and the odd stamp have attracted collectors.

Although the seller initially listed the coin for $24.95, six bidders exchanged 10 bids before the coin sold for $2,250.

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Value of 1834 quarters

If you find an 1834 watch in your collection, you can probably sell it for a pretty penny, regardless of its condition.

Only 286,000 of these coins were minted and fewer than 5,000 survive today, making them rare and coveted.

According to the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), released versions of the coin are worth between $64 and $1,586.

In fact, most Capped Bust quarters in good condition can sell for as much as $1,000 in any year because 200-year-old series pieces are in high demand.

Like almost all coins, however, the more valuable versions of the 1834 quarter are not in circulation.

Uncirculated 1834 Capped Bust coins sell for around $10,000 on average, with a record price of $64,625 in 2016 according to PCGS.

Features like the R. HOLMES stamp are so rare that the PCGS has no data on this variation, but unique markings like this can add significantly to a coin’s value.

How to find rare coins

There are many ways to find rare coins.

The first thing you’ll want to do is check around your house or any places you might store change.

You can also try using a metal detector outside or stop by your local bank and ask for a roll of coins.

You can easily exchange bills for coins, getting plenty of change to sort at no cost.

To check if your coins are worth anything on eBay, search for the full name, select the “sold” listing, then switch the search to “highest value”.

This way you will get an idea of ​​what collectors are willing to pay for your coins.

You can choose to sell the coin on eBay or through a specialized site such as Coinappraiser or USA Coin Book.

And be aware of potential counterfeits when buying online.

To avoid this, it is worth checking the history of the seller and finding out whether the part has been certified in the list or not.

For example, the seller of this one-of-a-kind piece earned a 99.9% positive feedback score on eBay from over 1,900 user reviews.

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