Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
March 2024

No Quarters

A highly respected numismatist was walking home one night when he was approached by a stranger. The stranger had in his possession a box containing 1932 quarters. The coin collector was excited, explaining to him that these quarters were worth at least 483 dollars.
“It’s unfortunate, however, that you didn’t possess 1933 quarters.” He exclaimed. “They would be worth more!”

How come?


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7 guesses to No Quarters

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  • they made less quarters in 1933, so they would be worth more to collectors.

  • Dude

    Nope, that’s not it. Keep trying.

  • Back in the 1933 there were no Quarters minted the first minted in 1934 in San Fransisco, CA.

  • Dude

    Keep guessing.

  • Paul

    Quarters were not minted in 1931 and 1933, so for one to possess a 1933 quarter would mean they would have a phony quarter worth only the silver used to mint it.

  • Tiffy

    One thousand nine hundred and thirty-three quarters is worth more than one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two quarters by one quarter. 1932 and 1933 weren’t year dates, they were the number of quarters.

  • Dude

    You’re right, Tiffy!

    It would be “one more quarter.”

    You’re today’s winner.