This 1976 Washington Quarter-Dollar was struck in 40% Silver at the San Francisco (S) Mint. The Bicentennial Washington Quarter features a 1776-1976 dual date on the obverse and a colonial drummer on the reverse of the coin to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Congress mandated this Special Edition in part-silver to be struck for collectors.
The Mint sold about half of the part-silver coins before melting the remainder after withdrawing them from sale. This immensely popular coin is sought-after by collectors around the world. Here is your chance to own a genuine legal tender BLACK RUTHENIUM / 24K GOLD EDITION 1976 S Washington Bicentennial Quarter. The coin is coated with Black Ruthenium, which is a type of platinum metal that looks like a dark platinum, but is 100 times Rarer. Ruthenium is a chemical element with the symbol RU & Atomic # 44. It is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of the periodic table.
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