2005 Kansas “Rust” & 1987 Penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by kaseh, May 22, 2021.

  1. kaseh

    kaseh New Member

    I’m new to coin collecting... So I’m practicing on my change. Can anyone help validate my hunch, or help me learn about these coins? I think the penny is machine doubling, or I’m just seeing things. I really want to believe the Kansas quarter is the popular error.
    Thank you!

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  3. CygnusCC

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  4. kaseh

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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Neither coin is an error. Both are minted from older worn dies. The quarter has all the letters there but they are weak on the left side. This was caused by grease. In some cases a letter or a number will be completely missing. The cent is split plate doubling. It’s zinc with a copper coating. You can see the zinc, a white metal, showing. Both are only worth face value.

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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That "T" is a bit too visible for my liking. When I find the RUST quarters, I like the T to be basically non-existent. Like these:
    04JAN20 05P Kansas IN D WE RUST.jpg 02AUG19 2005P N D WE RUST Kansas.jpg
  7. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    Hello @kaseh, welcome to CT! Close on the quarter but I don't think it is quite there...:(
    A couple images i pulled from the web of this error and the T is basically completely gone, on your example I can still see it fairly clearly...
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  8. kaseh

    kaseh New Member

    Great point! I wasn’t sure if the different angles of the coin made a difference honestly... it’s super visible as is and barely there at a different angle. I appreciate the info!!
    I’m just trying to learn the ropes
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  9. kaseh

    kaseh New Member

    Close but not close enough; good thing I enjoy searching:)
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  10. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime Active Member

    Man I remember the Kansas "Rust" quarter craze. I got a bag of '05 quarters from the bank looking for one and came up empty. On the plus side my car stayed spotless for almost 4 months.
  11. JPD3

    JPD3 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk. The quarter might be a spender, but the one you are holding in your avatar is definitely a keeper.
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  12. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT enjoy collecting, it is lots of fun.
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome @kaseh to CT. Always glad to have a new member that is willing to listen and learn.
    Your questions have already been answered, so all I can do is offer some advice.
    For the best results, you should post "in focus," FULL IMAGE photos (after you upload your photo, two buttons appear: Thumbnail and Full Image, click Full Image and your photo appears full size on your post and are easily enlarged by clicking on it). Photograph coins on neutral backgrounds like black, grey, or white. Crop out superfluous background so just the coin shows (you can use https://www.remove.bg for free), and post photos with correct orientation so members don't have to turn their computer in some awkward fashion to view it properly. While it isn’t always necessary, it is nice to show both the obverse and reverse, even if your question is just about one side. Members can often give more valuable information having both sides to evaluate. Add close ups of areas you have questions about and make your questions as definitive as possible so we know what you are asking for. And try to have the best lighting possible to show the most favorable photo of the coin. Hope this helps in the future. Good luck.
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  14. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    Grease filled dies are often mentioned when letters or other design features are missing. When this condition is seen look on the opposite side of the coin. Many times the cause of the missing details is due to not enough metal to flow into both the large device design (in this case the bison) and IGWT.
    This is also the case with weakly struck or missing letters in “ONE CENT” on the reverse of the wheat back cent. There was only enough metal to fill Lincoln’s jacket.
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  15. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    @kaseh nice pictures, but cropping and posting full image helps...
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  16. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk!!! It's a great place to learn about this wonderful hobby!! Who is that cutie you're holding in your avatar? :)
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  17. kaseh

    kaseh New Member

    That’s my son! He’s 2, and the light of my life:)
  18. kaseh

    kaseh New Member

    Are you saying I didn’t upload ideally or that I should post uncropped pics. Want to make sure I understand!
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  19. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    When you have the images on your PC, crop away all unnecessary background leaving only the coin. Then, when you have added them to your post, click on the Full Image button for each image.
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  20. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    You should crop your pictures and post full-size if you want to maximize your audience and responses. That's what I did for one of your photos. Just makes them easier to see.
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  21. kaseh

    kaseh New Member

    Thank you for clarifying! I appreciate the advice.
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