Smooth edge quarter

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Magman, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Magman

    Magman U.S. Money Collector

    I was wondering about this.
    I found a quarter in change, and I realized it didnt have its reeded edge.

    I was wondering if that is a mint error?

    its only a 1995 D quarter, but the edge is completely smooth.
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  3. hontonai

    hontonai Registered Contrarian

    Slot machines do that to a coin faster than vending machines do.
  4. Magman

    Magman U.S. Money Collector


    haha, think its post-mint then, eh?

    I was just wondering, since it doesnt look like they were there at all.
  5. Coinlover

    Coinlover The Coin Collector

    yep, alot of slot machines will wear the reeding right off a quarter. its from all those other coins banging up against it. spend it, value 25 cents.:hail:
  6. hontonai

    hontonai Registered Contrarian

    The reeds are put on by the collar when the coin is minted. No collar, no reeds, BUT, no collar also means a broadstruck coin since it is the collar which constrains it from spreading out.
  7. Magman

    Magman U.S. Money Collector

    ah alright.

    I was just checking before I put it in my quarter roll.
  8. DJCoinz

    DJCoinz Majored in Morganology

    I've found many smooth edge halves in my roll searching. Unfortunately though it's always post-mint. ;)
  9. clembo

    clembo A closed mind is no mind

    I've read all the other responses and agree. However, on ebay this is a RARE error worth hundreds if not thousands of dollars!

    Yeah, put it in the piggy bank.
  10. BostonMike

    BostonMike Senior Member

    Ha when i first read this post my first instinct was to look how close to Las Vegas the original poster lived.

    Sure as hell, next state over!
  11. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    Ummm - doesn't Arizona have its own casinos?
  12. Magman

    Magman U.S. Money Collector

    yeah, but as far as I know only Las Vegas has TRUE quarter slots anymore.
    the rest have electronic card stuff.
  13. BostonMike

    BostonMike Senior Member


    I don't know. I'm from MA. Never been over to that side of the country :)
  14. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    Where - last time I was out there all the casinos had electronic stuff also. I used to like it when they used coins cause you could walk up to slot machines and find foreign money in the holders since the machine would not take them. Last trip in April I could not find any of the major casinos on the strip that used change - even the tropicana had went electronic. Sigh - no more change to search through.
  15. Magman

    Magman U.S. Money Collector


    no kidding?
    I talked to my friend who was just there, and he said here were a few original ones left.
  16. clembo

    clembo A closed mind is no mind

    I'm not a gambler but.....

    My wife and I like to vacation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Casinos up there are run by Native Americans.

    The first and only time I went to one was 2 years ago. Run by the Ojibway tribe. Wife played nickels I played quarters. All machines that we played used real coins.

    Bored the hell out of my honestly but I do still have a "bank wrapped" roll of Ojibway quarters.
  17. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    Ask him where? I was sad to see the tropicana go electronic - heck even the airport uses electronic ticket now. The first thing I did at the tropican was put a 20 in the nickel machine, cash out, and then search the nickels as I spent them. Then do the same with a 10 on pennies - I did that twice last september and never found a wheatie or any jefferson older than 1960. In April my father paid for soft drinks twice and got change with 1940's nickels - one was a 45P. I can never get than lucky. In 2003 I was at a training class at MGM Grand - every day at lunch I would run to the casino and cash 20's out of the 50 cent slot machines then cash them back in at the coin exchange - I found exactly one 1964 Kennedy. I have not found anything silver in years - and yet I keep trying. The best I have done is find some foreign change (mostly mexican).
  18. clembo

    clembo A closed mind is no mind

    Guess that's another reason I don't gamble. I could do all of that from the comfort of my own home.

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