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The Fascinating History of the Bicentennial Quarter: Worth Over $950,000 Plus Gems

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In 1976, the United States commemorated its 200th anniversary, two centuries after the Declaration of Independence.

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To commemorate this historic milestone, the United States Mint issued the Bicentennial Quarter.

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This coin was distinctive in both design and historical significance, and it rapidly became a treasured object among collectors.

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The idea for a commemorative coin for America's bicentennial arose from a wish to mark the country's 200th birthday in a remarkable fashion.

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The United States Mint held a design competition for the new quarter, which was won by Jack L. Ahr.

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His winning design featured a colonial drummer on the reverse, representing the spirit of 1776, which was a significant departure from the typical eagle motif.The Bicentennial Quarter's design is full of meaning.

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The colonial drummer, flanked by a torch of victory and thirteen stars signifying the original colonies, vividly symbolizes the American Revolution.

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The obverse side preserved George Washington's portrait but was updated to include the dual date of 1776-1976, making it the first U.S. coin with a dual date.Although millions of Bicentennial Quarters were manufactured, certain rare variations are quite valuable.

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