Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1931 US quarter


My husband found a 1931 US quarter in our driveway. It's in poor condition, but the date is easy to read. It's got "Liberty" across the top with picture of George Washington. The back has the picture of an eagle.
We are reading on your page that there are no 1931 quarter dollars. What is it that we have and how do we find out what it's worth?

Hi Cathy,

You have either an altered coin (like maybe a 1934 that was altered to look like 1931), or a privately minted fantasy coin.  In either case, it's now just a novelty item.  It may be silver, though, which would be worth about $3.50

I hope this helps,


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