2004 Texas state quarter error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jarksmyworld, Apr 18, 2024.

  1. Jarksmyworld

    Jarksmyworld Member

    Hi everyone! I found this 2004 Texas state quarter and on the reverse side there is a raised line from rim thru the state and star.
    Is this a die crack or possibly any other type of error? Also on the obverse side a possible die crack from the base of his neck ti the u
    Your input is greatly appreciated.

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  3. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    The reverse is a scratch, the obverse is a die crack. That location is a very common area for those small cracks, indicates the die is near the end of its useful life. There is no premium for the die crack and the scratch is a big negative…imo…Spark
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Yes, certainly looks like a "scratch". I don't see anything on the obverse however.
    Post Mint Damage.
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The good news is you have a die crack at the left side base of Washington’s neck going to the U in QUARTER. The bad news is the other side has a huge scratch. It’s only worth a quarter as that scratch is so long.
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  6. Jarksmyworld

    Jarksmyworld Member

    @Spark1951 @SensibleSal66 @Collecting Nut
    Thank you all for your input bummed it's not a first find lol
    I looked at that quarter a million times and was not 100% sure on the reverse a scratch or die crack so thank you all that's one less coin in my hundreds confirmed
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  7. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    @Jarksmyworld, OK, I guess I'll jump in here on what I see based on your pics & statement.

    You stated the line on the reverse (the state/star side) is raised. This would be consistent with a die crack, since if the die itself is cracked, when the coin is "squeezed" in the minting process, metal is forced into that crack, resulting in extra metal (ie, raised line) on the coin. Your pic & statement seem to validate that & is an excellent die crack example! :singing:

    Now on the obverse (George's profile), your pic is not adequate to verify, but I am inclined to believe that is a scratch. If you take a very close look (perhaps with a magnifying glass) if that line is incuse (into the coin, as if material was removed), that would strongly indicate a mere scratch. :(

    Nevertheless, it appears you have a nice example of a die crack; worth 25 cents if you spend it, or more valuable to you if you keep it in your collection/accumulation! :happy:;)
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  8. The Half Dime

    The Half Dime Arrows!

    I'm not too sure that that's a scratch. After zooming in, it actually looks like a massive die crack, as I believe it's raised. There are definitely some deep nicks, but there appears to be 2 die cracks.
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  9. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Look again. Die cracks are not that long and straight. They can be long, just not straight at the same time. It looks raised because you’re seeing displaced metal.
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  11. Jarksmyworld

    Jarksmyworld Member

    Thanks guys I agree with it's a die crack lol but it is really hard to determine I still suck at this 5 urs plus and still a newbie SMH
    I will see if I can get a better Pic if that
    Also @PlanoSteve I will definitely check that scratch or not on the obverse and see if I can get a better Pic as well
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