1994 P Quarter Minor Off-Center Strike?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by VT4Pac, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. VT4Pac

    VT4Pac Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    I recently found this quarter and believe it is a minor off-center strike since both sides of the coin are off. Decided to post it here for confirmation. If it is, it will be the first one I have found. Unfortunately there is some PMD action going on with the first 9 in the date.

    As always, thanks for the help and I apologize for the lighting in the pics. 1.jpg 2.jpg
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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    That's kewl. It has two rims on top obverse.
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Show a picture of the edge. Do you see reeds? Or is it plain?
  5. VT4Pac

    VT4Pac Active Member

    It is totally plain with the exception of the markings seen in the 3rd and fourth pic.
    5.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg 8.jpg
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Could be a Misaligned Obverse strike and combination Broadstruck Quarter.
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  7. serpent

    serpent Junior Member

    A die chip on first nine, or start of a cud?
  8. VT4Pac

    VT4Pac Active Member

    I believe it is PMD unfortunately, looks like displaced metal from taking a hit.
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  9. VT4Pac

    VT4Pac Active Member

    Thanks so much for the info, really appreciate it!

    A broadstrike is a coin that is struck out-of-collar and in which the design is complete on both faces. Most broadstrikes expand in the horizontal plane, but some will show cupping. Cupping can affect the entire perimeter of the coin or only part of the perimeter. Cupping is almost always toward the hammer die."

    I was just reading up on some of this on error-ref.com and saw this definition. So this combination is possible due to the MAD obverse? The "design is complete on both faces," doesn't apply here because of the MAD partially cut off date on the obverse right? I'm just trying to learn some of this and trying to make sure I understand it correctly. Thanks!
  10. serpent

    serpent Junior Member

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  11. VT4Pac

    VT4Pac Active Member

    Thanks serpent, appreciate it! Its the first of its kind I have found so I'm happy with it.
  12. steve.e

    steve.e Cherry picker

    This is an uncentered broadstrike.
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  13. VT4Pac

    VT4Pac Active Member

    Thanks so much for the input steve.e! I just now got around to researching this more and trying to learn about uncentered broadstrikes on error-ref.com and according to their definition my coin doesn't qualify



    Definition: When a planchet is poorly centered and then struck out of collar, it ends up as either an off-center strike or an uncentered broadstrike. To qualify as an uncentered broadstrike, the design must be fully present on both faces. If the design is cut off at the edge on one or both faces, it is an off-center strike.

    I guess because the bottom of the numbers on the date are cut off it is just considered an off-center strike. I'm not really sure why this is the case, but I definitely learned a lot reading up on this, appreciate it!
  14. SlipperySocks

    SlipperySocks Well-Known Member

    Cool find!
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  15. Kimberly Henry

    Kimberly Henry New Member

    How much is it worth I've got one too
  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    What do you have? Pictures would help determine if a coin has a premium.
  17. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    When I see coins like this, I wonder what damage was done to the dies and the collar. Would the press just keep cranking out coins with the same error or would the press be stopped, fixed and the dies replaced.
    Probably stuff the mint won't talk about.
  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a very nice circulated find error. A definite keeper.
  19. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

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