1983 D Quarter Error or Not?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by ChristopherCollectsCoin, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. ChristopherCollectsCoin

    ChristopherCollectsCoin Active Member

    Another decent find that I have rather curious thoughts about. I love coming here instead of just searching as I find it better hearing from collectors themselves. Does anyone think this may be a doubled die?

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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Wexler doesn't have any listings for a 1983-D, DDR. If yours was the 1st one
    (discovery coin) that would be quite a long shot after almost 40 years.
    While I am not an expert, in 1982 and 1983 they really over used the quarter dies and so I would guess that the doubling is DDD, die deterioration doubling. Wait for an expert.
  4. ChristopherCollectsCoin

    ChristopherCollectsCoin Active Member

    The only reason I even wanted this coin too because it's a 1983 in good shape. Hard to find any without someone wanting too much for it.
  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    All those metal flow striations makes one think die deterioration.
  6. ChristopherCollectsCoin

    ChristopherCollectsCoin Active Member

    Maybe a possible mix of the 2?
  7. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    which Class Doubled Die do you believe it is ?
  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I think you should do the "searching" first. Lots of good sites to read up on and compare your coins with photo examples.
  9. ChristopherCollectsCoin

    ChristopherCollectsCoin Active Member

    I'm newer to errors and I didn't even think there were different classes of doubling. I seen some of the class 4s and 2s, similar appearances, but I'm still not sure. I see some with that metal flow youre talking about, but on their examples, the doubling is more apparent. Shoot, maybe its a new class, hah. For doubling, whether machine doubling or actual doubling, its really the most odd I've seen.
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No. Just Die Deterioration doubling.
    Worthless doubling.
  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Any time you see any striations you can pretty well be assured that the die is in it's last hours and had deterioration of other elements too.

    For instance, the square edge of the depth of letters get worn away and get flat ledges around them, such as your example.
  12. ChristopherCollectsCoin

    ChristopherCollectsCoin Active Member

    Maybe. What keeps throwing me off about it is how strong the strike is of the "doubling"
  13. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Near end stage die deterioration. Should have been taken out of production a long time before the die got in this bad shape. JMHO.
  14. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Yes you are seeing what you characterize as "doubling" but due to the deterioration the elements are worn and are enlarging starting with "shelf-like" features, which one can characterize as "doubling" of which it is not a Class of "doubled die."
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