64 Quarter Clash

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by FoundinTN, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    Of corse,i always admit im wrong,90% of my posts are me not knowing what im doing.

    Hey...i read that the first time you posted it,thank you kind sir for your gracious input.
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  3. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Here's a clash example for reference:
  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    You're going to have to tell me where to look for it...
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  5. Seattlite86

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  6. funnycoins

    funnycoins no strike, no balls,no outs. Just give me an hour

    @FoundinTN Contrary to popular belief my personal theory is when theres one error there could easily be more, many more!.. Wit a pretty substantial 25c MAD on your coin, anything can happen. The press was obviously out of alignment and as far as we know the coiner could have been out on a break as this was happening! Stranger things you know....a 1944 steel and an 82-D small date Cu found within the same year.....just sayin'
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  8. Mark1971

    Mark1971 Active Member

    The top of the words QUARTER DOLLAR on the reverse are not oriented toward the rim, rather the bottom of those letters are. So the A clash that @FoundinTN thinks he sees is actually oriented properly.
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  9. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    I don't know what I was thinking earlier. I withdraw my previous post.
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  10. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I gave you a like, because you are correct that @FoundinTN has the orientation correct, IF it were a clash. Now, if you've been around the block long enough, you'll know that @Fred Weinberg is one of THE foremost experts on errors. If he tells you something isn't an error, it's 99.999999% not an error. But I'm willing to entertain your curiosity and show you where the OP went wrong. I did an overlay with an MS67+ coin. Note that a regular clash would've not had an A anywhere near the letter B in LIBERTY.
    wash quarter 4.png

    So at best, we are dealing with a rotated die clash. So now we'll assume that it's a rotated die clash. Let's look at what that would look like.
    wash quarter 1.png wash quarter 2.png wash quarter 3.png

    Look very closely at how this A is shaped in my photos. It's bold, cornered, triangular, sharp. A clash would replicate this on the other coin. Notice how sharp Washington's face is on the Eagle's wing of the quarter I have that's clashed? What we're seeing on the OP's coin is mushy, round, and the gap between the two legs of the A are actually too high for the actual A on DOLLAR. Essentially, the OP thinks that he is seeing an A, but only because he wants to, and because his brain is convinced that an A could be there. Unfortunately, what he is seeing is not what is actually on the coin....
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  11. Mark1971

    Mark1971 Active Member

    @Seattlite86 - Your overlay composite image has one side or the other incorrectly mirrored/flipped. Just look at a quarter in your hand. The correct A to be looking at is the A in QUARTER, not the A in DOLLAR, and the A in QUARTER falls more or less directly, were it a clash, in between the I and B of LIBERTY without needing to get into any sort of rotated die issue that you raised above.

    I have not made any comment about whether the A @FoundinTN thinks he sees is actually a clash, but rather I had previously noted that this A image is actually oriented correctly, and now that the A does appear to be positioned in the proper location, if it was an actual clash.
  12. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Not a Clash, and it won't Rock the Casbah
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  13. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Lol, I’m in Europe and haven’t paid with a quarter in a long time. Thanks for catching the overlay and me forgetting to flip the image as well as rotate. At the end of the day, the A doesn’t match and it’s not a clash.
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