A UNIQUE coin from 1834 recently brought in $2,250 on eBay thanks to two standout characteristics that attracted collectors' attention.
The coin, an 1834 quarter from the Capped Bust series, not only has a questionable stamp on its face side but also a date that is only marginally significant.
From 1815 to 1838, 25-cent pieces featured the Capped Bust design; today, the majority of these coins are still in circulation and are worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Additionally, this particular coin is a numismatic oddity because it appears to have the name "R. HOLMES" stamped on it.
This 1834 quarter exhibits severe signs of wear and tear, but collectors were drawn to it because of the strange stamp and mint year.
The coin was sold for $2,250 despite the seller's initial $24.95 asking price after a 10-offer exchange between six bidders.
Regardless of its condition, if you find an 1834 quarter in your collection, you'll probably be able to sell it for a sizable sum.
In fact, due to the high demand for coins from the 200-year-old series, the majority of circulated Capped Bust quarters in good condition can sell for more than $1,000 regardless of the year.
According to PCGS, the average price for uncirculated 1834 Capped Bust coins is around $10,000, with a record price of $64,625 in 2016.