Errors are usually not a good thing especially when it comes to money. However, this error might put money in your pocket for a change.

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One of the most sought-after coins is the 1999 U.S. Quarter featuring the state of Georgia. A few of the 99 Georgia Quarters have a few defects, making them valuable, especially to a rare coin collector.

So, the question of the hour is what errors are there in the 1999 Georgia Quarter to make it possibly worth more than face value?  There are a few known mistakes that make this coin a rare find.

One of the major errors in the 1999 Georgia Quarter is it was struck on a so-called experimental planchet that was intended for the Sacagawea golden dollar. These particular coins have sold to collectors for as much as $10,000.00 each.

Now this begs the question what are the signs that make it known that a Quarter has been struck on the experimental planchet? The coin will weigh between 5.9 and 6.3 grams which is heavier than the typical U.S. Quarter.

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The Quarter will appear thicker than normal and will have a golden or greenish color, similar to Sacagawea dollars. The coin will also lack the copper on the edge not to mention it may be missing some or all of the edge itself.

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Another coin error that is considered valuable by the coin community is the doubled dies on certain Georgia quarters, with some doubling in the peach or in a few of the letters. These are minor errors, so the value is not as high as the experimental planchet, most of these coins sell for anywhere from $3.00 to $15.00 each.

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Some of the 1999 Georgia Quarters had die chips and cuds that occurred. Die chips and cuds happens when pieces of the die break away from the die which strikes designs on blank coins. The coins with these errors sell from $2.00 up to $50.00.

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