his post will change your life. I guarantee you will never look at change the same way again. A long time ago someone told me that a 1964 quarter was worth like a dollar because of the silver content.
Well, ever since then, I have searched my change bowls, scanned quarters I receive from cashiers, and looked at the dates for quarters returned from vending machines.
To this date, I have NEVER seen a quarter older than 1965. Below is a picture of a 1965 quarter I got in change from a gas station a few days ago.
I googled “1964 quarter” and basically found out that this urban legend is true. In fact, any quarter prior to 1965 was 90% silver and are acutally worth more than $3.00! Coinflation.com states that “$3.0816858155 is the total melt value for the 1932-1964 silver quarter on April 28, 2008” Don’t laugh, that’s ALMOST a gallon of gas…well 6 months ago anyway.
Now, I said that this post would change your life. I did not however say that it would change it for the better. In fact, this is a curse that I have lived with for the better part of a decade.
So now, I have passed it onto you. I’m sorry, but you’ll never look at monetary change the same way again. You will forever be checking the dates of quarters trying to find that “silver” bullet so to speak.
Let me leave you with this “silver” lining. Since the introduction of the state quarters, filtering out non-1964 quarters has become somewhat easier. Also, the bicentennial 1976 quarter tips you off immediately to the fact that you are not holding a pre-1965 quarter.
Good luck with all this! Have a great day! 🙂