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    Default A little joy cost me 25 cents.

    The young woman in the coffee shop gave me my change and said, "The Wisconsin quarter is a misprint. It has an extra leaf!"

    I said, "You noticed that while making change?"

    She said, "It's may hobby - that and rocks!"

    I held out the two quarters and she found the one, then showed it to me. Even with my glasses I couldn't see what she was pointing to. I asked her if she wanted it. I got a "No, well, I mean, not unless..." She was embarrassed. I gave her the quarter (I'd already dropped a $1 tip) and left her excited.

    It's amazing what you can buy for just a quarter.

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    Joy sounds like a fun gal.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Cool Re: A little joy cost me 25 cents.

    Ever play the drinking game where ya gotta bounce the quarter off the table and into the glass?
    Keep calm, persistence beats resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domesticated_Mr. Know It All View Post
    Ever play the drinking game where ya gotta bounce the quarter off the table and into the glass?
    Too many times. Probably cost me an extra college year, which I guess isn't really a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    The young woman in the coffee shop gave me my change and said, "The Wisconsin quarter is a misprint. It has an extra leaf!"

    I said, "You noticed that while making change?"

    She said, "It's may hobby - that and rocks!"

    I held out the two quarters and she found the one, then showed it to me. Even with my glasses I couldn't see what she was pointing to. I asked her if she wanted it. I got a "No, well, I mean, not unless..." She was embarrassed. I gave her the quarter (I'd already dropped a $1 tip) and left her excited.

    It's amazing what you can buy for just a quarter.
    This "extra leaf" quarter is a mint error and in average condition is worth about $35 dollars. If in uncirculated condition it's value is near of $135.

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    So... how many Wisconsin quarters were affected?
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    So... how many Wisconsin quarters were affected?
    About 5000. https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/wisc...-worth-4584691

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    She was embarrassed. I gave her the quarter (I'd already dropped a $1 tip) and left her excited.

    It's amazing what you can buy for just a quarter.
    My wife does crochet and other needle work of the highest quality just for fun. Last week she made a beautiful little baby blanket which she intended to give to a young Indian nurse she works with who is very close to having her first baby. My wife was going to put the blanket in a basket with a couple of store bought gifts from other staff members and deliver it anonymously. I asked her instead to wrap it, include a nice card and present it to the woman quietly at the end of her shift. My wife reluctantly agreed. She presented her gift to her work mate last night. She said the woman kept saying you made this for me? You made this just for me? Holding it to her chest and smiling and dripping tears all over it. Something she will treasure and will never forget. Made every one feel good- including me JayInOz

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    As reported in Coin World, February 6, 2006, the United States Mint Police investigated and concluded that someone "engaged in a sequence of criminal acts to intentionally alter and/or mutilate an unknown quantity of Wisconsin quarters from the Denver Mint, and in furtherance of their scheme, caused the release of those coins to the public."


    Did someone put Dik Pix on the coin?

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    I'm interested in knowing how that happened. Are parts of the die movable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Joy sounds like a fun gal.
    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    The young woman in the coffee shop gave me my change and said, "The Wisconsin quarter is a misprint. It has an extra leaf!"

    I said, "You noticed that while making change?"

    She said, "It's may hobby - that and rocks!"

    I held out the two quarters and she found the one, then showed it to me. Even with my glasses I couldn't see what she was pointing to. I asked her if she wanted it. I got a "No, well, I mean, not unless..." She was embarrassed. I gave her the quarter (I'd already dropped a $1 tip) and left her excited.

    It's amazing what you can buy for just a quarter.
    Sometimes it does not take much to spread a little joy.
    Thanks for the post.
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    Default Re: A little joy cost me 25 cents.

    It appears that someone engraved or stamped curved lines into a couple dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    from the link

    2004-D Wisconsin State Quarter – Extra Leaf High

    Circulated: $60.00
    Uncirculated: $135.00

    2004-D Wisconsin State Quarter – Extra Leaf Low

    Circulated: $70.00
    Uncirculated: $175.00
    Nosce te ipsum

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    Carpe Librum!

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    That is a healthy price for a 15yo circulated quarter.
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    Default Re: A little joy cost me 25 cents.

    I gave a $100 tip for a cup of coffee?!?!

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    Yes. Yes, you did. Bringing joy to the world, one quarter at a time!

    Locally, there's a secretive soul known for dropping gold coins into the local charity ringers every Christmas. Nice.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Default Re: A little joy cost me 25 cents.

    A girl named Joy tried to become my girlfriend once. It would have cost me a lot more than 25-cents...

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    Default Re: A little joy cost me 25 cents.

    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    I gave a $100 tip for a cup of coffee?!?!
    Next trip to the coffee shop could be interesting.

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    I can't help but think that Sinatra used to tip like that, but he did it deliberately. I'm just a dope.

    Still, I'll bet she still has it in her collection and it's not going anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Next trip to the coffee shop could be interesting.
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