1965 Quarter

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by VistaCruiser69, May 26, 2020.

  1. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    A number of years ago I had begun setting aside 1965 quarters that I would get in my change at the carwash because I thought they were really old. Recently however, I ended up spending them since I discovered that they really aren't that "limited" in numbers, despite their age. However, I set aside a two - three of them that looked to be in great shape for their age. Here's one that I set aside because it was so shiny and clean. Closer inspection I'm starting to suspect there is die deterioration. On the reverse there is a elevated sliver of material that runs from the "F" through the "A" in "...Of America..." and ends at the top of the Eagle's left wing.

    On the obverse, I see lines below the "Y" of Liberty. The "I" of In also looks a bit strange. Would all of this be from a die crack/die deterioration?

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  3. coloradobryan

    coloradobryan Well-Known Member

    Dont see very many in that condition.
  4. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    Yes I don't see too many in that condition. I'm thinking someone just decided to spend their coin collection at the carwash. I seem to come across some really interesting quarters at that particular carwash. I have three cars so I'm quite a "frequent flyer" at the carwash.
  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    You’re right, the die looks worn. It also looks like there are some raised polish lines around LIBERTY, which may also explain the weakness in some of the letters and around the bridge of the nose.

    Interesting, but nothing special. It would go well in an album of circulation finds, since it might be awhile before you find a nicer one

    When I started collecting as a kid in the early 70's 1965 quarters and 1964-D nickels were the "cockroaches" of circulating coins. You always got them in change.
  6. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    And back in the early 70's you probably didn't come across a lot of quarters that were more then 10 - 15 years old, right? That would make them silver and it seems there was a lot of hoarding going on with coins older then 1965 right when they stopped making them out of silver, exception being the penny and nickel, which were never made out of silver.

    I seem to have read somewhere, that it was a problem, that people started hoarding coins for the silver content. Or something to that effect. Because they would melt them down.
  7. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    Just for chits & giggles, I Googled the value of the 1965 American Quarter. Found some really funny stuff.

    Here's one for sale for $2,500 USD. LOL. I've read lots of comments on this forum about coin information on platforms such as youtube, ebay, etsey(something like that). I've been trying to figure out why individuals are attempting to sell coins worth face value for literally hundreds, even thousands percent over face value of the coins in question.

    I come to the conclusion that one of two things are going on with such ads. I have a personal friend who owns and operates a pawn shop. When customers default on their loans he calls me up and asks me if I'm interested in purchasing such n such items. I've bought some really nice automotive tools from him in the past, air compressors, and even great power lawn equipment. I've been in his place of business a few times over the years while people are bringing in their stuff for loan or sale. A lot of times years ago, he'd go on ebay and get an idea how much items are worth and base what he gives them in loan value or purchase price for whatever it is they have brought in wanting to sell or get a loan against.

    So I'm thinking that all anyone has to do is go on one of these selling platforms, falsely inflate the prices of items, and then turn around and try and use that as a reference when trying to sell the items in person to someone, like in a pawn shop and such.

    The only other possibility that I can come up with is a person would click the "buy it now" just for the heck of it and the individuals who are running the ads can then try and hack into the person's financial records and take their money via the internet.

    There's got to be some type of scam for trying to sell a 1965 well-circulated 1965 Quarter for $2,500.00.

  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks nice for its age but it also looks like it was struck with an older worn die.
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  9. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    Yes, big time. Didn't they pound out nearly 2 billion of them for that year? The coin also doesn't seem to have a lot of really defined/sharp lines, like the entire die was really worn down to almost a nub.
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    1.8 billion plus :)
  11. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    That's basically what I thought. Didn't they make about the same amount of bicentennial quarters? Seems those are two years they made the most quarters - 1965 and the bicentennial 1776-1976. I find at least one bicentennial in my daily change once per week on average. Same with the 1965.
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Bicentennial Quarters were a lot lower but still a high mintage. Over 800 million in Philly and over 860 million in Denver. I find a lot of them as well. That's less than half of 1965. Lol
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  13. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    There was also quite a few minted in San Francisco, from what I understand. I got one at the change machine at the carwash a year or two back. Was a San Francisco proof in it's previous life I'm pretty sure, but now very lightly circulated. Glad I was able to rescue it so no more wear and tear. This one also happens to be one of my most favorite in my "collection" so far. Plus it only cost me a quarter for it. :) 1.jpeg 5.jpeg 2.jpeg 6.jpeg
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