MILWAUKEE – More than 17 years later, the revelation that some Wisconsin state quarters have a flaw (and could be worth more than 25 cents) has begun to make the rounds, thanks to a TikTok video.
The TikTok account @coinhub posted a video this week that points out the particular discrepancy in the design on the back of the coin, which shows an ear of corn alongside a cow and a wheel of cheese (obviously).
The flaw is almost unnoticeable: An extra leaf extends from the corn husk, in one of two variations.
The video points out that versions of the flawed coin have sold for in excess of $2,000.
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How to check if your Wisconsin quarter has the 'up leaf' or 'down leaf' flaw
On the normal quarter, just one leaf extends from the left side of the corn's husk. There are actually two variations of the flaw:
- The "down leaf" version, where an extra leaf moves horizontally outward.
- The "up leaf" version, where what looks like a simple line connects to the first leaf and creates the appearance of two.