Brain Game: Flip a Quarter
If you're ever sorting through your pocket change and come up withÂ a quarter that resembles the oneÂ depicted to the left, you might want to turn it in to the authorities. It's counterfeit. A knowledgeableÂ American coin collector could tell this with only a quick glance; but how?
The U.S. mint didn't issue any quarters dated 1975. In 1975 and 1976, they minted only Bicentennial series quarters that were dated 1776-1976.