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The seller of a rare 1970 U.S. quarter is asking $35,000 for his coin, according to an eBay listing.
Almost 2,400 potential buyers are watching the item, and rare-coin dealer Mike Byers of Las Vegas had received dozens of inquiries by Wednesday. He has offered it for sale, at first with only a description, since August, according to eBay records.
Because of a U.S. Mint error, the quarter, produced at the San Francisco mint, was not struck over a blank but instead over a 1941 Canadian quarter, according to Byers.
Some of the detail of the original coin is still evident, including what Byers said is a faint “1941” date stamp above the word “Dollar” on the tails side. On the head’s side, the Latin writing on the border of the original coin is still visible.
The quarter was part of a small collection that the state of California auctioned after the U.S. Secret Service determined that the quarters were legal to own, Byers said in his listing. It wasn’t immediately clear how many of the mint-error coins exist.