1984 square quarter

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  1. User12345666

    User12345666 Active Member

    Is there such Screenshot_20191022-221757.png a thing? 1984 square quater us currency?
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  3. Clawcoins

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  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    cool. Never seen these or heard of them before.
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  6. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    I wrote a short program to square a round coin a while back (March 2016, so it seems), and it came out pretty much like this one.



    Mind you, this is perfectly square. I could easily add something that rounded off corners a bit, but didn't bother at the time. I got the code right on the first try and didn't want to screw that up.
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  7. Stevearino

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    I'm confused. Did someone actually create a squared quarter from a round one? Did the US Mint do it as an experiment? Is it only a digital fantasy piece?

  8. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Someone used software back in the 80s to design a square quarter, then had dies prepared with modified denomination and struck fantasy pieces with them. Not many were made, then the company dissolved. Possibly one of the first coins designed by a computer.
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I can't get this coin in the parking meter.
    I agree with #2 very cool.
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  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    There are 13 of them on Ebay now. They are not cheap either.
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  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    At EAC this year they had a "squared" New Jersey Copper. Sorry no picture, and I didn't buy one. Oh and the squared quarter was made by Medallic Arts Co.

    Found a picture
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  12. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Here's what a squared NJ looks like compared with the original.

    njobv.jpg njobv-sq.jpg njrev.jpg njrev-sq.jpg
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  13. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king. Supporter

    I like that reverse. It would be great as an avatar.
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  14. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    you have to go to one of 'em square parking meters, that have square parking spots ...
  15. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

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