1932-D Quarter

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Mojavedave, May 16, 2022.

  1. Mojavedave

    Mojavedave Senior Member

    I am thinking of making a bid on this coin, but there is a hit at the Reverse edge at the 4:00 position. How much would you say to knock off for this hit ?

    Dave 1932-D obverse.jpg 1932-D Reverse.jpg
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  3. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Overall pleasant coin, but I would personally say the hit has to decrease its value. I would guess one grade level at least. While all circulated coins will have some things, that is more severe than usual.

    I am not a specialist in these those and would defer to their opinion on how they view the series.
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hey ! I don't like the looks from my tablet. My wife has to use my computer for work. The mint mark looks funky , no ?
    All slushy and black around it ? Added ? I could be wrong though. :rolleyes:
  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    I do agree with Sal...I'm seeing a cleaned and retoned coin..... and as Sal has stated the mint mark filled and the dirt around it screams to me..fake.

    Sal are you trying to put me out of business lol.... start calling you Hawk Eye jr. In all seriousness I do believe that you hit it on the head...a fake ....good call.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Pass and look for another one. The wear on the mint mark doesn’t match the wear on the coin.
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  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    I can see the flux used to soder on the mm...if you look carefully at the bottom . I bet the farm its fake. Look at the base or bottom and the left side of the D 20220516_171403.jpg 1932-D Reverse.jpg
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  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    If this is on ebay it should be reported
  9. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Many of these have fake added mint marks. Been doing it since I was a kid in the 1960s. Often they are only glued so no heat damage. Best to try for a slabbed example
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  10. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I am simply curious. These issues are known for mint marks being very recessed, hence there is almost always dirt around them since they were punched deep into the die. Also, weren't the mintmarks pretty filled on this issue? How, from a photo, can someone see solder? Maybe cleaned at one time, though I am not seeing much evidence of that either.

    Just wondering. I looked at the motto on the obverse so that is correct. If someone was going to add a mintmark why do it to a coin with that rim ding? I probably have 20 better 1932s at home than this one.

    I simply believe that this coin would need to be seen in hand to make such a call. If the depression is correct I would call BS on the added mintmark. Some coins simply have more three dimensional features in others that a photo cannot pick up. Mint marks on 1932 quarters I believe is one of those. If the field around the MM is flat of course an obvious fake.

    Maybe my eyes just aren't as good.
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  11. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    It's your money... your call...you asked us we gave you our honest opinion....I wouldn't touch it .

    And my eyes are sharp.....proven here many times....its a fake

    My bad you're not the op but my message stands...the mm was added to this coin.
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  12. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Another question to ask ones self....why isnt it slabed? Even" detail cleaned "it bring more attention in plastic than raw. The rim ding could of happen anytime from 1932 to date...it looks older to my eyes...but still an issue.
    Its not slabed because its fake.
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  13. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    The light toning looks like the coin may have been in an album for a while. My circulated 32-D and 32-S have been in a Dansco for the last 25-30 years.

    As @medoraman pointed out, the mint marks are recessed and can give the appearance of an added mintmark, particularly circulated coins that can pick up dirt and toning in the recessed pocket. Based on the pics, something may be a little off and there MIGHT be some solder or glue around the edges, however, without looking at the coin in hand, I cannot confirm or condemn it as an added mm.

    As @medoraman also pointed out, I believe there are confirming charcteristics in the motto, but I can't remember precisely and have been unable to find any links
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  14. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    @Mojavedave have you asked the seller for better pictures?
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    As I stated earlier, the mint mark is more worn than the rest of the coin, both sides for that matter. The D is completely worn down so not even a hint of the inside of the D is visible. Nothing else close to the mint mark shows that kind of wear.
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  16. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    Let alone the mint mark, the whack on the rim is disturbing. This is the type of coin that gets my sympathy but not my money. Save what you would offer and add to it until a better one comes along.
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  17. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    More than once I've seen this guidance for 1932-D quarter mintmark:

    If it looks bad, it's good.

    If it looks good, it's bad.

    I haven't examined enough myself to offer an opinion, though.
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  18. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    blown up it looks tampered with, I dunno about solder or glue, but it don't look legit to me. but that could be a lot of things, even just debris sitting there....

    the seller has decent feedback and a lot of coin transactions, so that part is likely legit. It's not a "fly by night" person at least. the notch in the rim has flattening opposite of it on the other side on the rim, I don't think it was intentional damage.... the hit on it is "legit" LOL

    I don't like it. but at a low enough price... that's a tough one.
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  19. Searcher64

    Searcher64 Member

    What does the edge at the mint mark look like? Some have been able to go in and be able to push up the metal to try to form a mint mark as a "D".
  20. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree, and the dark area around the D is from the heat needed to make the solder adhere. Silver is not the easiest metal to solder to.
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  21. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    There's no hint of the inside of the D because it's filled with solder.
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