Here's what an original 1941 Canadian quarter looks like. More than 6.6 million of the silver coins bearing the likeness of King George VI on the obverse and a caribou on the reverse side were minted, according to the Coin Community website. (Photo: Heritage Auctions)

Here’s what an original 1941 Canadian quarter looks like. More than 6.6 million of the silver coins bearing the likeness of King George VI on the obverse and a caribou on the reverse side were minted, according to the Coin Community website. (Photo: Heritage Auctions)

A rare quarter quarter has gotten a lot of attention over the past few days, with an eBay seller asking $35,000 for the coin.

According to media reports Wednesday, more than 1,500 buyers are watching  the rare 1970 quarter and seller Mike Byers had already received dozens of inquiries by Tuesday morning.

Due to a major mint error the rare S-proof quarter was not struck over a blank, but instead over a 1941 Canada quarter, according to Byers.

He says some of the detail of the original 1970 quarter is still evident, including the “1941” date stamp above the word “Dollar” on the tails side. On the heads side the Latin writing on the border of the original coin is still visible.

Byers says in his listing that the Rare 1970 quarter was part of a small collection auctioned off by the state of California after the Secret Service determined the quarters were legal to own. Since then they’ve been widely dispersed.

Not the first time a quarter has fetched big bucks

Similar 1970 quarters are also being sold on eBay for $2,500 and for $5,000,  according to CoinTrackers online database. Most of them date from from the 1850s, 1860s, and 1870s.