2014 arches quarter error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Erick5033, Feb 23, 2021 at 2:55 AM.

  1. Erick5033

    Erick5033 New Member

    I have a 2014 arches quarter that has no ridges on the side its perfectly smooth and the face side can hardly be seen as well as the back side.i cant find any info on this error any place can anyone help me with this? 16140665722547745860826725592361.jpg 16140666561497040731773402885201.jpg
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I'm gonna have to see some better Pics please . Try a program called LunaPic ( No download , Free ! ) . Crop and adjust lighting too.
    The smoothness is Post-mint damage . Possibly from ...or rubbing it on a rough surface .
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  4. thomas mozzillo

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  5. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Now I know why you're called "Quick Fingered Sal". lol ;):D
     
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Who say's that ? LOL , :happy:
     
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hi.. Just because a coin looks different, strange, weird or odd does not automatically mean it's a Mint Error. There are plenty of post mint damaged coins in circulation.
     
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  8. LaCointessa

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  9. Erick5033

    Erick5033 New Member

    I dont think this is a dryer coin i looked at that as a possible explanation the strike is so light it looks to me as if it wasnt struck hard enough but i could be wrong its is difficult to see in the photos i guess ill have to have someone look at it .
     
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes you are wrong.. The edge is post mint damage.
    It does not matter how it occurred.
     
  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    It's damaged, and it is not an error coin
    of any kind or type.

    sorry to be the bearer of bad news, along
    with others.
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely damaged. Welcome to CT.
     
  13. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    @Erick5033. I don't see where anyone said it was a dryer coin. IMO it's "spooned".
    @Fred Weinberg is a leading error coin expert and @paddyman98 has been collecting error coins for about 35 years. Both said it's damaged. If you disagree you're more than welcomed to take it somewhere else for other opinions. When you do, please let us know what they say about your coin. Most members are always open to learning something new. Peace, and stay safe. :)
     
  14. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    35 years !! More like 40 with the length of this thread . :banghead::jawdrop:
     
  15. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Do people actually "spoon" coins by hand? I'd think by now they would have invented a machine that did it. Oh wait, the dryer does work quite well.
     
  16. Erick5033

    Erick5033 New Member

    I apologize for my inexperience in this matter. I wish I could show you some better pictures that way you can see what I see I think I'll take the coin and have someone look at it I appreciate all your help. And the term dryer coin was brought up along with 5 pictured examples. Hope you all have a great day and when i find out for sure ill let you all know one way or the other. Thanks again for your help and making an amateur such as myself feel so welcome.
     
  17. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    @Erick5033 , Your very Welcome . If you need help with Pics, let us know . I wish we had the answers that your looking for but we answered with what we were presented with . :sorry:
     
  18. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Hope you stick with us even after this issue is settled. :)
     
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  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Please do.
     
  20. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Make sure the person that you have evaluate the coin is knowledgeable of the minting process and has a background in errors and varieties. Error coins is a small subset of collecting and many dealers don’t specialize in them. Same with other specialties such as ancients, colonials, world coins, etc. Some dealers/collectors are very knowledgeable about some areas, while knowing only the basics of other areas.

    The great thing about forums like this is that you can get a concentration of experience in most areas of collecting. The error section is an excellent way to get opinions from experts and the ancient section has some truly unbelievable experts offering advice and opinions. I noticed that you received a response from a world renowned expert on error coins. That's like having an MIT Physics professor helping you with your HS algebra homework

    Good luck with your search and let us know what your contacts say.
     
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