The quarter in this picture is no ordinary coin. It's BETTER than the quarters you have jiggling around in your pocket or in the loose change jar in your kitchen. Why? Because it's a 90% silver US quarter dollar minted in 1964, and as I type this article its selling on eBay for 25x its face value. In other words, if you want my quarter, you're going to have to fork over 25 of yours!
You might be wondering, if you haven't been paying attention lately, just when the US Government stole your real money and gave you nearly worthless funny money? Well, starting in 1965 the US(less) Govt., switched from minting real silver dimes, quarters, and halves, to producing base metal slugs made from 92% copper and 8% nickel for a PHONY silver tint. The average US citizen barely noticed and never missed a beat. After all, the Washington quarter dollar still looked the same, right?
George Washington when he was alive made numerous statements against using anything but gold and silver as money. He believed that paper money (and by extension base metal coins), were primarily a tool of banks and governments to enslave & rob their citizens for their own enrichment. People who own gold and silver need no questionable promises from governments to keep their value. After all, both gold and silver have been valued for over 5000 years of human history, and are likely to continue to maintain that hold on our species. How long do you think the plummeting US Dollar will last before it's finally consigned to the wastebasket of history?