1976 D Quarter very high grade possibly has varieties

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  1. 1976 D Washington bicentennial quarter I found today in a roll I opened from 1976 roll is this a DDO with a Rpm or is this a 1976 d possibly a proof coin that was minted bicentennialin Denver
    that should have never been in circulation. Any one can help me identify this coin
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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Can't tell anything from those photos. The quarter looks like it is in very nice condition.
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  5. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    It is apparently a mint set coin (probably 1975).

    It was either culled from a batch of mint sets due to the hazing (light) or far more likely it was merely dumped when the '76 type I Ikes were removed for wholesale.

    It is very Gem under the light haze which can probably be removed with an alcohol soak. While it is highly Gem and PL and among the very finest for the date it is probably "out of the money". There is very little demand for this 10 or 20 dollar coin that would cost 20 to 65 dollars to grade.

    Mintage of this date of this caliber is very very low. In hand it might look a little different and maybe a little lower or higher grade but it will still be Gem and a little PL. It might also have a little wear which would eliminate its conductibility to most people. The scruffiness on the cheek bone is concerning and you might have found it too late.

    edited to add- a blowup looks like you found it too late. It's still an excellent specimen of the minters' art but the it has little market value.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2020
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It is my understanding that the only Bicentennial proofs that came from anywhere other than the San Francisco Mint were produced in Philadelphia and bore no mintmark. These coins (dollar, half dollar and quarter) were supposedly presented to the designers of the three Bicentennial reverses and other dignitaries at the ANA Convention in Bal Harbor, Florida in 1974 but were supposed to be returned afterward. The actual production of the proof coins would take place at the San Francisco Mint.

    Perhaps @CaptHenway can provide us with more information and/or correct me if I am wrong. ~ Chris
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  7. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 64 years

    This is a very clean gem coin. Did you find it in an original mint roll?
  8. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Member

    Looks like a very nice MS quarter. Unable to tell if its a DDO with the photos provided. Doesn't look like a proof. IMHO
  9. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    Correct. The no mint mark Proofs were made in Philadelphia in August of 1974. There was a photo op there with the three designers and a representative of President Ford, who had just become President and was too busy to attend. The coins were then displayed at the ANA convention in Florida.
  10. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    PUNCTUATION!!! I have no clue what you’re really trying to ask without punctuation.
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's just a very nice looking Bicentennial Quarter.
  12. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Connie...post close-ups of the MM and the area you see doubling...as noted by @cladking , it is from a mint set, more than just likely...Spark
  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Thanks! ~ Chris
  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Quick question? Do you think that the dies that produced these coins struck enough dies to make some proof sets?

    Just a thought?
  15. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Huh? ".....dies struck enough dies to make some proof sets?" What am I missing?
    ~ Chris
  16. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I meant struck enough coins.
  18. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    That could have been a possibility. The mint was still hand punching mintmarks.

    Why? Do you think that is how the 1975 No S dime may have been created?
  19. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The OP also had a thread on a Philly quarter. I got confused, this one has a D MM.

    As far as the 75 S no S, It seems that Philly did not prep the dies with a MM before sending them out to SF. And when SF found that the dimes had no MM they removed all the remaining coins near the press. It seems that only a handful escaped.
    Here is a good read about the 75S s-less coinage.
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  20. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    A few three-coin sets without mint marks were made and "presented" to the three designers and President Ford's representative, and one or more sets were sent to the ANA convention for display, but the Mint insists that they were all returned to the mint and replaced with regular three-coin Proof sets later. Are they lying? WHo knows.
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  21. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    I thought for sure you were holding out on some No S proof you had. Today was the day for enlightening the world. I was about to fire up eBay and go on the hunt.:wacky:
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