What is a Nevada “Pooping Horse” quarter?
The best-known state quarter varieties are the Wisconsin “Extra Leaf” coins of 2004. These two varieties were caused by some change or alteration to reverse dies. The lesser-known 2006-P Nevada “Pooping Horse” quarter is a variety caused by an extra piece of metal somehow getting into the reverse die in a position where it appears the horse to the far right may be relieving itself.
Are there other state quarter varieties I should consider collecting?
The two 2004 Wisconsin “Extra Leaf” quarters may be the most well known, but there are at least eight other major varieties or error coins worth watching for. These are the 1999-P Connecticut broad strike, 2000-P South Carolina off-center strike, 2005-P Minnesota “Extra Tree” doubled die, 2005-P Kansas die break reverse, 2005-P Oregon rotated die, 2006-P Colorado cud, 2007-P Wyoming doubled die reverse and the 2008-P Arizona “Extra Cactus Leaves” quarters.
How many Cheerios dollar coins were issued?
There were 5,500 Cheerios dollar variety coins struck and placed in cereal boxes. No one knows just how many have survived since some of the boxes were recalled once they hadn’t sold and were past their expiration date. Coins in those boxes were allegedly returned to the Mint.
What is the difference, if any, between the Sacagawea dollar coins in the Cheerios cereal boxes and those found in circulation?
There were allegedly 5,500 High Detail or 12 Tail Feather Sacagawea dollar coins to be placed in the cereal boxes. It has since been learned that not all the dollar coins in the cereal boxes were of the specially made variety.
Someone is selling a Cheerios penny, but it isn’t in the original packaging. How can I tell the difference between a Cheerios and a regular cent?
The details on the tail will identify a 2000 Cheerios dollar from a regular strike dollar. There is no known difference between a 2000 Cheerios and regular issue cent other than the packaging in which the former should be housed. Once the coin has been removed, it becomes just another cent.
How can I tell the difference between the normal and the doubled die “Extra Tree” 2005-P Minnesota quarters?
The rare variety has an extra treetop on the reverse in addition to doubling that makes that treetop distinct. “Extra Tree” coins that do not display doubling are considered to be of lesser value. υ