Before everyone goes the way of the conspiracy, with more research, we are learning that the bats on the U.S. quarter don’t have anything to do with COVID-19 coronavirus but to see it as a true story will have individuals questioning the decision.

Conspiracy theories on the origins of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, having come from Wuhan, China, in late 2019, ran across the internet and continue to be spread from different accounts. The idea that the virus started from adding infected bats to soups in a Wuhan marketplace was one of those top conspiracies. Another one was how the Chinese had created a bioweapon using bats.

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Then this story came along, that many of us missed and didn’t give any attention — a bat on the back of our quarter. Talk about weird.

[NY Post] The Federal Reserve is set to release five new quarter designs as part of its America the Beautiful Quarters Program this year — including one of a bat family that has social media freaking out.

“2020 is off to a rough start but things will turn around in February when the bat quarters come out,” tweeted author Alanna Massey on Tuesday. The tweet has since racked up over 17,000 likes.

“Finally I can pay gothly,” writes one fan.

“This is the only currency I intend to carry from now on,” tweets another.

There’ll be no better way to pay for a vampire facial once the cave-dweller coins — depicting a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her “pup” — are released unto the world on Feb. 3.

The design is intended to promote awareness [of] the species’ threatened status due to habitat loss and commercial hunting,” reads a description by the US Mint, which began the popular coin series in 2010.

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