1993 D Washington Quarter, Amazing Die Cracks?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tracy Henderson, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Tracy Henderson

    Tracy Henderson Active Member

    My Pops gave me this quarter last night. It's in really great shape. but what stands out to me are the die cracks. Am I seeing this right or is it damage?
    Going from the back of the eagles head through the wing, then up and between F and A.
    Also from the right corner of the bust through pony tail and ribbon with another that comes up to the mint mark.

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  3. cpm9ball

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    "Really great shape" is not a numismatic descriptive, and there is nothing amazing about those die cracks. The coin has seen wear from circulation, and die cracks are just the result of an overworked die. ~ Chris
  4. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to CT, Tracy. Two of those look like die breaks, but I'm not sure about the I and T. That could be damage.

    Was your father a coin collector?

    Congrats on posting with clear photos; not all new members do that.

  5. Tracy Henderson

    Tracy Henderson Active Member

    I just haven't seen a coin with die cracks like that yet, or a 199anything that wasn't beat to death. Still learning a lot.
    No, my dad is not a collector, he had some coins left over from a garage sale he was going have. We went through them and he gave them to me.
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  6. Tracy Henderson

    Tracy Henderson Active Member

    I like die cracks, "really good shape" ....what is the correct term, sir?
  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I think her "pops" might still be a coin collector. @Tracy Henderson welcome to CT, we don't get many women or younger people here. If you don't mind, how old are you?
  8. Kentucky

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    Perfectly acceptable term for a non-collector or even a new collector. Experienced collectors get really anal about the terms. Look online for "coin grading"
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  9. Tracy Henderson

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    He will laugh at that!! I guess he kind of is, he buys old cars and when we gut them we always find older coins. He has given those to me as well, but most of them are in terrible shape. I just 35 in June. I started metal detecting in November, finding coins in the ground I starting them up, one obsession turned into another. I have been furlough since end of May, so this has been how I've spent my time.
  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Hey, lots of "Detectorists" here...show us your finds!
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  11. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

    Women never tell their age, she looks young and "studious" ...will be an asset to the board and hopefully continue to grow into the hobby.! Paddyman98 would be a good mentor....!
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  12. Kentucky

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    Real women CELEBRATE their age. :)
  13. SorenCoins

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    Welcome to CT! I definitely see two die cracks: the one through the F and A from the eagle's wing, and the one from George Washington's portrait to the rim. The second one is sometimes called a "spiked head," and many of these varieties are listed here: http://cuds-on-coins.com/washington-quarter-spike-heads-1932-1999/ Your example in particular is not listed (it's always fun to find one like that). I would keep it!

    I have metal detected for quite a few years now, but only casually and I haven't been to many sites. Lately, I have even been metal detecting my yard! Someone used it as a place to plink targets, so lots of bullets and casings. Though, I found an old horseshoe or mule shoe the other day! You never know what might be right beneath your feet. I know that I and many others would love to see your finds!

    Finding coins inside old cars sounds very adventurous. Can't wait to hear what else you find!

  14. cpm9ball

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    A book like this should help.....
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Welcome to CT
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  16. Tracy Henderson

    Tracy Henderson Active Member

    I have lots of them! I'll upload some pics for sure!
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  17. Tracy Henderson

    Tracy Henderson Active Member

    Thank you!! I like to learn, I really do. I feel like I've learned so much, but there is still a lot. Which is I think why I have enjoyed this.
  18. Tracy Henderson

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    WWOOOWW that's cool!! Thank you for sharing that information with me, I appreciate that! I will check it out asap!
    Yes! I bought a house beginning of the year, so of course I had to go dirt fishin!! I also found a mule shoe!! and my first wheat cent!!! I have a whole shelf of just things form my yard, old tools, hotwheels (which i collect also) 1950's Ronson lighter.
    I found a counterfeit Rolex the other day with two replacement bands. Just before my metal detector said it's final wekekekekewwkkwkwkwkkdjfblahhhhh....I was surprised it lasted as long as it did. I got my money's worth out of it.
  19. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Welcome to CT.
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  20. Kentucky

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  21. Tracy Henderson

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    Yeah that's a dressed up version of me. lol I grew up in garages, shops...I'm more a tomboy than a girly girl. It's my favorite pic me, my kiddo took it about 2 years ago. I'm going to the link now. I'm guessing it's for entertainment purposes only!? :joyful:
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