1976 D bicentennial quarter error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Heather Carr, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Heather Carr

    Heather Carr New Member

    Hi everyone! I found this 1776-1976 D bicentennial quarter the other day. I believe it is a lamination error. Maybe not. I cannot find anything like it online. Just wondering if anyone can help me figure it out and if there is any value. Thanks so much!

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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Hi, Heather! Welcome to the neighborhood.

    If that photo was any smaller, I might mistake for being struck on a dime planchet. Is there any way you can resize it to about 640x480?


    PS. You shouldn't hold a coin with your bare fingers on the obverse and reverse. Hold it by the edge between your thumb and forefinger.
  4. Heather Carr

    Heather Carr New Member

    New photos. Bigger!!!!
  5. krispy

    krispy krispy


    Looks like a lamination flaw.
  6. abe

    abe LaminatedLincolnCollector

    What a nice find...
  7. Heather Carr

    Heather Carr New Member

    Thanks guys/gals! I thought it was a lamination error, but looking closely at the bottom left ridge going up to about half way you can see that there is a double ring. Would that be from the lamination error? Or is that a partial double stamp? And if that is so, is that why the "IN GOD WE TRUST" is so blurry? Or is that just from the lamination error? What would the value be for a piece like that? I've always had an interest in coins but never collected. Maybe I should start!!!!!!
  8. coinmaster1

    coinmaster1 Active Member

    Well, welcome to the amazing world of coin collecting! Great find with that quarter!
  9. krispy

    krispy krispy

    I feel in the case of errors, that submitting the coin to a TPG for appropriate attribution is where you will find the best value for the coin.
  10. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    That is nice! You found this in circulation?
  11. Heather Carr

    Heather Carr New Member

    Yes. I found it while rolling change.
  12. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    Makes it all the sweeter!
  13. Heather Carr

    Heather Carr New Member

    Thank you all for your replies. I look forward to hearing more about this coin and what others have to say!!!
  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    This is a very interesting piece. Yes it is a lamination, but I believe it is also a struck through. In fack I think it is struck through the lamination. The intersting thing is the lamination did not come from this coin. It looks to me like the strip had a lamination which get folded over. The blank was then punched out giving you a blank with an extra flap of metal attached at the edge and folded back over the blank. The coin was then struck through that flap of metal which later broke off.

    Typically when you have a large lamination that falls away the surface, underneath it is rough and the edges where the lamination meets the field are rough and abrupt. On this one the surfaces are smooth, both underneath and at the edges except the one at the edge of the coin where the lamination broke away. Also the clad layer is fairly thin. A large lamination like that would normally expose the copper core.
  15. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    WOW! Thats a terrific coin!

    Conder101's comments are exactly right.
  16. Heather Carr

    Heather Carr New Member

    Thanks Conder101 and 19lyds!!! Does that make it a rare error? Do you think the best way to find a value is to submit it to a TPG? I can't seem to find very much online. Thanks again everyone.
  17. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    I hate to do it but get an id on the CONECA Forums and post the coin there. Those folks live and breathe error coins and could probably give a reasonable estimate.

    I'd venture $25+ but could be way off the mark in either direction.

    Better yet, email Mike Diamond directly at MDia1@aol.com and ask his opinion.
  18. Heather Carr

    Heather Carr New Member

    Thanks so much. You all have been so helpful.
  19. COINSultd.

    COINSultd. New Member


    I just found this is loose change.

    It's the same error but it's ina slightly different location and I think it settles the lamination supposition.
    Any thoughts??? 9990e762.jpg 38b6d241.jpg
  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I can't tell what if anything is going on with that coin, but it doesn't really look anything like the original coin.
  21. calumsherwood

    calumsherwood New Member

    would be nice to know what happend to the op's coin. wonder if it ever got slabbed?
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