1999-D Delaware Quarter - mini die chip or PMD/squish damage?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by CygnusCC, May 16, 2021.

  1. CygnusCC

    CygnusCC Learning the ropes Supporter

    This coin is pretty badly beaten up, so I'm thinking this is just mashed letters on the 'N' 'E' and 'Y' but that raised spot in the 'D' makes me wonder if there's a die chip there.

    Even if it's a chip it's so tiny it's almost not worth noting, but thought I'd use this as a learning experience.

    Thoughts? Thanks for any opinions.


    I added some angle light from the lower left:

    And some angle light from the upper right:


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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I don't see any die chips. Be that as it may, die chips are about as common as pigeon doo-doo on a New York City statue. However, if you really want to see a bunch of die chips on one specific coin design, you might want to search a Mint bag of 2005 CA SQ's.
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It took a hit.
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  5. CygnusCC

    CygnusCC Learning the ropes Supporter

    Sorry, still learning. What is a CA SQ again? California 'S' quarters?
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    No problem! California State Quarters were produced in 2005.

    Here is my favorite die chip on Muir's hat.

    Condor Doo-Doo
    2005-D CA SQ CONDOR DOO-DOO.jpg
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  7. CygnusCC

    CygnusCC Learning the ropes Supporter

    Ah, nice! Yep, I didn't expect mine to be a chip, but it seemed odd. Thought I'd get some input. Thanks for the explanation.
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