1983 P Quarter - Die Error or Coin Roll Dmg? #Noob

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Christina1986, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Christina1986

    Christina1986 New Member

    Hi all, I am just getting into all this and I am wondering if these lines that are circular on the face of the coin are coin roll damage or a error with the die cast? (green & red arrows) Also, I noticed the P mint is filled in and the T and R are flattened (worn down or print error?). I've sought help on Facebook, but with several people saying different things, I'm not sure what to take from their opinions lol. 20200707_220435.jpg Thanks in advance! Here are other pics of the coin.
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  3. Christina1986

    Christina1986 New Member

    The T and R for the 1983 p mint Quarter. It didn't load on the OP. 20200707_220221.jpg
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    First, welcome to the neighborhood, Christina!

    Your close-ups are too blurry. Can you post a photo of the full obverse (heads)?

    FYI: Dies are not cast. Also, don't pay any attention to BoobTube. There is too much misinformation. ~ Chris
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  5. Christina1986

    Christina1986 New Member

    Thanks! This is the best I can get with my cell phone...still a bit blurry The others was with a magnifier attachment on the phone. I'm still learning all the terms lol. Thanks for taking the time to reply. The mint mark looks filled in, is that common? IMG_20200707_221924086~2.jpg
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Yes, it does look like rolling machine damage. It's not unusual for the mintmark to appear filled, especially on older circulated coins.

    Unfortunately, most close-ups taken with a magnifier are not that good.

    Thanks! ~ Chris
  7. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk. The US Mint is known to overuse the dies resulting in filled in mint marks, thick lettering, die breaks, etc.
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  8. Christina1986

    Christina1986 New Member

    Thanks, so this is pretty common then?
  9. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Yes it is. :)
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Yes.. Add many years of circulation wear and it will also add to that filled in issue.
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  11. Christina1986

    Christina1986 New Member

    Any suggestions on what I could use (that's affordable) to take better close-ups?
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Welcome to CT. In the first picture the mintmark, circled in red, is worn. It was a P for Philadelphia. In the forth photo, that is damage from a coin rolling machine machine. The TR in TRUST is from circulation wear. All normal.
  13. cpm9ball

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    There are members, here, who use a phone camera with pretty good success. I'm not one of those. There have been many discussions on the subject. Perhaps someone will chime in or you can start a new thread on this specific subject and get some help. ~ Chris
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