1997-D Headless Eagle/ Is a coin this damaged worth anything?

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  1. carra's coins

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  3. Collecting Nut

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    It's headless for sure but you can see the metal in that area was pushed right to left creating the damage.
     
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  4. carra's coins

    carra's coins Jack The Ripper Sharpens His Knifes With Coins

    Hey how do you like my avatar it is like that on both sides only can barely see a few letters.
     
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  5. Collecting Nut

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    You're correct as it is the most destroyed coin I've ever seen. :)
     
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Damaged.. Only worth 25 cents

    Do not open up a coin shop.
     
  7. frankjg

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    carra's coins Jack The Ripper Sharpens His Knifes With Coins

    The reason is I now have 3 1997 Quarters that were in circulation same mint same year do you know if they had problems that year or what. Isn't that what coin talk error coin section is about. If these are not error coins than I guess people are just throwing 1997 quarters out car windows.
     
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Every year there are millions of each coin denomination minted. So there are bound to be thousands with PMD Damage due to circulation wear and tear and alterations done in purpose. If you found 3 with damage then it is normal. Common sense.
     
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    And the answer to that question is yes. As I stated all years have millions of each denomination minted.. So there are bound to be all kinds of mint errors. All you need to do is educate youself in what are mint errors and what is damage
     
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  11. carra's coins

    carra's coins Jack The Ripper Sharpens His Knifes With Coins

    Ok some coins with damage are done at the mint they are suppose to catch that and take them out but some get threw so wouldn't that be a mint error. Just because the error wasn't caused by a die that was making the coins like 3 legged buffalos I think that a damaged coin should be considered a error coin. I now have about 20 of them and it is more interesting to look at them because they are all different. I have one that has a groove coming out of lincoln's forehead going upward and it looks like he has a horn coming out. My daughter loves that one I call it my devil coin.
     
  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    No.. Defects are mint errors. Damage is what occurs after it leaves the US Mint. There is a huge difference! You have so much to learn.
     
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  13. carra's coins

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    I just read about all the things that get in the dies when making coins it is unbelievable everything but the kitchen sink.
     
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I hear what you are saying but there is a distinct difference between a Mint error and damage. If your daughter loves that damaged coin, that doesn't make it a Mint error but it does make it precious in her eyes and worthy of keeping.

    May I suggest you buy a copy of the R. A. Yeoman Red Book. Ignore the prices as they do not reflect reality but use the guide to define errors from damage. :)
     
  15. carra's coins

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    I have one and yes to us it seems like our coins are worth more.
     
  16. Collecting Nut

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    The red book is a guide. Mintage figures reflect the prices but no one can keep up with the changes in price, especially in print once a year. The various geographic areas in the US also add to the pricing problem. I live on the east coast. I can buy certain types of coins here cheaper than you can in Texas. The same is true for you. There is a very good glossary in the back of the book and it explains errors very nicely.
     
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