After I went to the grocery store this morning, I went over to Target to stop and get some blank index cards. Retail price of the cards: 47 cents-50 cents with tax. I gave the cashier a dollar and got two quarters back. After I got home, I noticed that the two quarters were jingling in my pockets. However, I also noticed that the sounds they were making didn't sound quite right, so I pulled them out and took a look at them. I guess it was my lucky day. One of the quarters was the standard, run off-the mill quarters you put into pop machines very day, but the other one was special-a 1963 quarter. You see, prior to the mid 60's, most quarters (and other small denimination non-pennies in the US) were not made of the nickel-copper combination used today. Instead, they were made out of about 90% silver, resulting in the odd sound and lack of orange coloring around the rim. Amazingly, after all these years one of them was still in circultion and had managed to find its way into my pocket. Even though silver hasn't been particularly valuable as of late, the coin still contains .18 oz of silver, making the coin worth about $3 for its silver. Not bad for 50 cents worth of index cards, huh?