Old Quarter Selling for Thousands on eBay

Forget if the quarter is heads up or not.

— -- Forget if the quarter is heads up or not. The important thing to look for is the fine print on the back.

Thanks to a ghostly date on the tail side, one batch of quarters struck in 1970 can fetch a fortune at auction.

One of these rare coins has been bid up to $35,000 on eBay, according to ABC affiliate WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.

It’s just one example of coins that seem like ordinary pocket change but could be worth a substantial amount. It might be worth that extra search under the sofa cushions.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story said the quarter had sold, but it is still up for auction.

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