A unique looking coin discovered by a Michigan man has caused a stir on the Internet. Claimed to be found in a roll of quarters, the coin has an exotic head minted on its surface.
The coin’s image first surfaced on the social media forum Reddit, from where it took over the internet. The coin was spotted by a guy named Jordan, who posted it on Reddit’s r/coin forum. Jordan said he was inspecting “large bags of quarter rolls” and skimming to see the high silver content.
Suddenly, he stumbled upon a coin that had a statue of a supernatural being’s head on its surface. “Checking coin rolls is one of my hobbies which I like to do in my spare time. In one roll, I was immediately shocked by a strange coin containing a statue of an extra-terrestrial. It was in stark contrast to the bust of Washington on other coins,” Jordan told Newsweek.
Sharing the picture on Reddit, Jordan wrote in the caption, “Found it in the quarter of a quarter.” to keep track:
Netizens were filled with curiosity after seeing the eccentric coin. One user wrote, “This is a really cool find,” while another said, “I’m so excited to find it, and a little scared. But mostly excited.”
One user said, ‘Hey man! This is good. Looks like it was designed after ‘hobo nickels’. It looks cast. Then he asked, “What does the back look like?” Jordan responded and revealed that there is a “skeleton version of a buffalo” on the reverse of the coin.
A few more threads in the comments section and a user came up with a link to the eBay site, where the coin can be purchased for $14, or about Rs 1,100. Hobo nickels are originally minted coins that feature various artistic figures on the US Quarter. Like this one that has an alien head.
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