Wisconsin Quarter Turns Out to Be Worth Much More

Wisconsin state quarter.

The Wisconsin state quarter, seen here in the U.S. Mint official version, has been reported to have variations, with two versions of extra leaves found. U.S. Mint hide caption

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An irregularity in recently-issued Wisconsin quarters is fast turning the coins into valued collector's items. The coin, which features a stalk of corn on its obverse face, has two design variations in the coin. The rarer of the two is fetching as much as $500 among collectors. The U.S. Mint is attempting to determine how the irregularity came about — and how many coins were affected.

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Jim Essence, owner, Jim's Coins, a coin shop in Madison, Wisc.

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