1977 Quarter on Nickel?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by feverdrummer, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. feverdrummer

    feverdrummer New Member

    First post on here but came across this quarter that is much thicker like a nickel and I’ve googled the hell out of it. Not looking to get rid of it just want to see if y’all can give me any info on it.

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  3. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Well-Known Member

    At first I thought it might be a spooned coin but I’m thinking not after looking at the rim.

    The rim looks to smooth and uniform to be spooned or even worked on an anvil with a hammer. Looks more like the rim was roll pressed uniformly.
    I’m sure some member will jump on and identify it soon sorry I couldn’t answer your question. I’m looking forward to the answer myself now!
    Hope this doesn’t confuse the matter. Cool coin I wouldn’t sell it either!
    Oh almost forgot, welcome to CT and enjoy the fun!
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
  4. feverdrummer

    feverdrummer New Member

    Thanks for the feedback and for the welcome. Hopefully get some feedback soon. Never heard of a spooned coin though could you shed some light on that for me?
  5. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Well-Known Member

    Old school way to make a gold or silver ring with out a lot of tools. There are YouTube vids of the process but I’ll drop you some pictures if you want.

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  6. feverdrummer

    feverdrummer New Member

  7. feverdrummer

    feverdrummer New Member

    I can also send more pics if needed the ones I have were late night after work at two different spots
  8. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Well-Known Member

    Lots of info on coin images on the site but here are a few quick tips that will help.

    1. Full coin shots cropped properly to remove as much background as possible
    2. Both Obverse and Reverse shots are always encouraged.
    3. Focus and lighting are very important
    4. Decription of what you want us to look at, what you see and any other info you think we need.

    Here are a couple of my crappy images as examples of what I consider low end but acceptable.

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    Hope this helps,
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Yes. It is Spooned.. Most likely hit evenly with a tack hammer that's why it looks like so.
    Not a Mint Error.
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  10. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Well-Known Member

    Who ever did it did a nice even job. A real spoon pro! Lol.
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  11. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    That edge looks really flat and square. I'm thinking it was spooned and sanded to clean up the edge.
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  12. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    Another process that causes a similar effect is being sentenced to a term of incarceration in an arcade or casino.

    People exchange bills for coins at the change machines. Those are put into the game machines where they roll on their edge to the acceptor. Remove coins from game machines, reload change machine.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

    Most people play until they are out of coins or leave by the third time Mom says let's go.

    For the few leftover coins it's like a prison break...
  13. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    You can see the clad copper center along the rim. This eliminates any possibility that it was struck on a nickel planchet (nickels don't use clad planchets)
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  14. feverdrummer

    feverdrummer New Member

    Thank you everyone. Wish it would’ve been something a little cooler than a spooned quarter but at least I’ve learned a little more and can use the info in the future.
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  15. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It's always cool when you learn something. I've been at this for 45+ years and I'm still learning things.
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  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    What does it weigh?
  17. feverdrummer

    feverdrummer New Member

    I’ve been meaning to get a scale so I’ll let you know as soon as I can
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