Hang on to any of the new Texas quarters you might find in your loose change. If you have them, they may be worth much more than 25 cents.
The US Mint announced today that it is recalling all of the Texas quarters that are part of its program featuring quarters from each state
"We are recalling all the new Texas quarters that were recently issued," US Mint Spokesperson Jack Shackleford said Monday.
"This action is being taken after numerous reports that new quarters will not work in parking meters, toll booths, vending machines, pay phones, or other coin-operated devices."
The quarters were issued in the order in which the various states became states and have been a tremendous success among coin collectors world wide.
"The problem lies in the unique design of the Texas quarter, which was created by a team of Texans ," Shackleford said.
"Apparently,the duct tape holding the two dimes and the nickel together keeps jamming the coin-operated devices.