1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Struck on 41 Canada Quarte


Bill in Burl
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Re: 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Struck on 41 Canada Quar

Postby Bill in Burl » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:23 am

I don't see how that they can call a coin like that a "proof". Since the '41 Canadian was .800 silver, that makes this silver as well. If you go an Ebay search, there appears to be a few of them and there's a history of this or other coins similarly marked that have hit auction floors. I don't know if one actually sold for large money though. I'd say it was a mint worker working "after hours" and having fun. Here's one for less than 1/1000th of the price:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-S-Proof-Wa ... 1924283587

Here's a "Snopes" article about it.

http://www.snopes.com/1970-quarter-ebay-canada/
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