1776-1976 Quarter Dollar, Is this a small nail?

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  1. Vortex3000

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  3. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I'm gonna say "no". Just PMD (post-mint damage).

    But wait for the real experts to chime in.
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  4. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    I don't even see what this OP asking about.
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  5. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    That’s a mint mark.
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  6. Vortex3000

    Vortex3000 Member

    Right above the 6 (1976) looks like a little nail sticking out
  7. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Really not seeing anything unusual.
  8. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    Post a clear, in-focus close-up, of the artifact you say is there...please and thank you...Spark
  9. Larry E

    Larry E Well-Known Member

  10. SlipperySocks

    SlipperySocks Well-Known Member

    On his neck or his hair?
  11. Dave M

    Dave M Francophiliac

    Heck with the nail, I think this is the famous Nicola Tesla strike?
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Is it a hickey?
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  13. Vortex3000

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  14. Vortex3000

    Vortex3000 Member

    Can anyone see it better now in the pic above
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  17. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    If you are referring to the metal blob to the northeast of the 6 ...it is the end of the ribbon piece holding Georges ponytail. Search the web for "image of bicentennial quarter" and select one of the images displaying a proof bicentennial quarter. The proof clearly shows what the design entails.

    Your coin does not show all detail. It could be because the die was polished, which removed some of the detail, or, most likely it is the result of die deterioration. An overused die will mute the details such as what your coin shows. Add the fact that it has 43 years of circulation and its easy to conclude that you have a worn out coin, not an error, and worth only face value.

  18. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    here's a regular 76 Bicentennial quarter. It has the same "mark" as yours, which is part of the design.

    If you ever see anything out the "ordinary" just look at nicer examples of your particular coin. I use usacoinbook.com to use for quick comparison.
    Most of the time anything "different" is usually damage.
  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Now that you hopefully know what it is with the last previous posts.. What nail did you mean?
    A humam nail or a nail you hit with a hammer?
  20. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I just gave you a best answer.
  21. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone uses that very frequently OR knows about it. I'd have given you a best answer, for sure!
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