2020 P Weir Farm quarter – die gouge, other error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by ekg85, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. ekg85

    ekg85 New Member

    Quarantining boredom has turned me into a coin collector and I found an interesting error on some 2020 P Weir Farm ATB quarters from a mint bag. This error was present on 9 or so in the bag. Is this just a die gouge or is it some other error? I tried to get some closeups with different lighting and apologies for the subpar lighting. Thanks in advance for the education, I'm new to this and looking to learn!

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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a scene from autumn and the leaves are falling. It's a mint error known as a die chip. They are fun to find, nice to have but they are not worth any costs associated with the coin. It's only worth face value, maybe a buck extra to a collector of those.

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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'm not even sure that it is a die chip. It's in an odd place where you might not expect a die chip to occur. Usually, they will form where two different surfaces of a coin meet. Since the OP has nine of them, it could be a die dent.

    @ekg85 - Is the anomaly raised completely above the surface of the field or is it just the portion to the northeast?

    By the way, welcome to the neighborhood. ~ Chris
  5. ekg85

    ekg85 New Member

    Thanks for the greetings!

    @cpm9ball - At first looking through the microscope I was almost certain it was raised. I've studied it through a 10x loupe and now I am not so sure. It looks like the center portion rises slightly above the field, but the northeast portion of the anomaly may actually dip below the surface of the field. I've added a few more images under the scope with the coin at a slight angle. Any thoughts?

    I appreciate your input!

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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    If you have 9 of them that are exactly alike, then it is impossible for it to be PMD and it is unlikely to be a die dent if only part of it is recessed.

    Here are a couple of my favorite die chips that I have kept in my collection. Note that they both are raised completely above the fields.

    Condor Doo-Doo
    2005-D CA SQ CONDOR DOO-DOO.jpg

    Lincoln's Purse
    1983 Lincoln 1c Filled 8.jpg

    And, here is my all-time favorite Die Dent which I no longer own.
    2005-S KS Silver SQ FS-901.JPG
    ~ Chris
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I know it's in an unusual place but finding that many in 1 bag is a lot so I went with a die chip. It also has the look from what I can see. I didn't see anything to let me think otherwise.
  8. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    Can you post pictures of a couple of these side x side? It sure looks like a reeded coin strike.
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