2008 Arizona Grand Canyon Washington Quarter

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mr.Q, Apr 6, 2020.



  1. Nice coin

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  2. Does not appear to be a fake

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  1. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    This coin seems to have 5 die strikes, is very unusual, and appears genuine. Your opinions and comments are welcome. The coin is being evaluated at this time and is not in my possession. It can not be graded but if original can be certified. I have had several highly qualified professionals indicate the coin does not appear to be fake,and should be looked at by one of the top 3 coin evaluation organizations. I have chosen a trusted numismatist and he has selected PCGS. PCGS has stated it could take several months to evaluate because of the current situation. The clock is ticking, good luck, and be safe! (the coin spec's are as follows: Weight 5.670, Diameter 0.955 with slight bulge 2008 Arizona Quarter 1.jpg 2008 Arizona Quarter 2.jpg 2008 Arizona Quarter 3.jpg 2008 Arizona Quarter 4.jpg Terrorist 1 & 2.JPG
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Completely smashed.
    Post mint damage.
    Cute kids.
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  4. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    The backwards R gives it away. PMD all the way.
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  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Vice job. Totally damaged. Not an error. I thought we already answered this ???
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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Zackly! ~ Chris
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    We did! I just hope that we hear from him after PCGS tells him he's nuts and so are his respected dealers. ~ Chris
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Haven't I seen this coin before? Nice kids.
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Intentionally created with a vise.
    Had this coin been struck a number of times, what are the odds that the original portrait would still be perfectly framed in the center and untouched?
    If you can recreate a damaged coin at home as in this case, what is to stop
    people from creating "mint errors"?
    The large "R" from LIBERTY is reversed which happens when you press another coin into this one.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2020
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Did you pay the extra for authentication? If not, it will come back in a body bag, which it might anyway.
    Very cute kids. I'm glad you included that photo as it's nice to see children smiling in todays world. Thanks.
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:

    Your Quarter is Not a mint error of any kind!

    Be nice?.. Have a nice day! :angelic:

    (you can't use your poll options to both reflect that answer you want to hear!)
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  12. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Where is your Cat?
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Only my daughter owns a cat. His name is Theolonious
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  14. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Terrific! At least you daughter has her priorities straight. Does she collect coins too?
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  15. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Even Androids love and own Cats.
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  16. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Remember Forest Gump's mother's famous quote,"You can't fix stupidity." Thank you for your support, kind and pleasant words, appreciate your responses. The same luck to you also! Be safe
  17. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Thank you, they are precious!
  18. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I may not like your post but I have every intention of posting the results pro or con!
  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I guess you will never learn then.

    My momma always said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
    -Forrest Gump
  20. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I see that you have only been here on CT for 10 days. Not really enough yet to get your feet wet. Most coin dealers do not specialize in error coins and some only keep a few around that are easy to identify. Many here have collected errors for decades, including myself. Even I nor they have all the answers. But the above answers are all correct. The biggest clue as to yours being or not being an error was stated above, backward lettering. Therefore yours cannot be a genuine error as that is now how the coin is struck. We are trying to save you a lot of money by not sending to a TPG just to come back as not an error. Everyone wants to find a major error but they are few and far between found in the wild. Before you send it out contact the real specialist @Fred Weinberg who has 50 years invested in this type of coin/s. @paddyman98 has 35 years invested in this also.
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  21. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Chris can be blunt but believe that he is honest.
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