2011 P Oklahoma Quarter (trail die?)

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by MrDoubleDuece, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. MrDoubleDuece

    MrDoubleDuece Member

    So not saying this is a error or super super rare but 3 coin shops couldn't tell me anything about it today except to hold onto it and they will help me look into what it is exactly so maybe y'all can help with this one

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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    many scratches.

    Perhaps indicate what you are referring to.
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    #1 - It is just a worn die strike issue

    #2 - Not all coin shop owners know what some of the issues found on coins are.. meaning the difference between errors, worn die strikes and damage.
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  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Ditto! ~ Chris
  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    reverse does appear to be misaligned

    But we could be guessing all day long unless you tell us specifically what you are referring to. I'm going to guess you may be potentially asking about the poor condition of the Reverse.

    FYI, here it is properly oriented.
    I'm guessing this reverse die was at the end of it's life cycle.
    The striations below CHICKSAW identify bad deterioration.
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  7. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Yes...die deterioration...all the edge areas affected would be the highest part of the edge of the reverse die...Spark
  8. MrDoubleDuece

    MrDoubleDuece Member

    Understand there might be die deteriation but the words and letters look like trail die possibly grease filled trail die because if it was just deteriation the coin shop would have said that because he's been dealing with jewelry and coins his whole life
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No trails.. Just a worn die strike.
    Those are striations :yack:
  10. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    totally understandable.

    When I was a small time jeweler I really didn't understand coins.
    Dirty, imperfect things they were.
    Well, i was partially right.

    Why do Proofs look totally different from Circulated made coins ?
    Proofs are made 1 every 3+ seconds, where as Circulated coins are made 3 per second.

    Each proof coin is coddled. Circ coins all fall into a gigantic bag banging against each other starting life with bag marks.

    Proofs they replace the dies upon any imperfection and reject the bad coins.
    Circulated ... who cares, make as many possibly until it explodes.

    Well at least the coin shop confirmed the "MAD" too as that is totally glaringly obvious.
    When in doubt you can always pay to have it authenticated.
  11. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Here's an article re Trail Dies: https://www.traildies.com/
    As others have said, your coin looks like it was struck with a worn die.
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