‘64 quarters

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I noticed that my ‘64 quarters all have very weak appearing tails on the eagles. It doesn’t look as if the surrounding areas of the coins are as weak nor do I see obvious signs of damage beyond what might be expected on a 56 year old silver coin.
    Am I imagining this. Coincidence? Typical for this coin?
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Gee! It must be an error. Send it to PCGS right away. ~ Chris
  4. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Circulation wear and probable die deterioration.
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    Wing tips are not as sharp as they should be either. The tail feathers are probably the result of a weak die and circulation. But, the tail feathers on the Washington sometimes give an optical illusion of weakness if held at different angles. I looked at several of my 1964 BU quarters and they have varying degrees of what you notice on yours. I agree with @Robert Ransom above.
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A worn die strike and wear.
  7. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    does your mother know you’re out of the cage?
  8. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    There was an acute coin shortage during that period which had the mints pushing coins out night and day. Many die pairs were pushed to the limit.

    Back then, the overall prices were much lower, and coins really did matter.
  9. cpm9ball

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    Why don't you ask her, yourself. She's resting peacefully in Arlington National Cemetery. ~ Chris
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