any ideas on what happened to his face (2009 D.C. Quarter)

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Morton Rainey, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Morton Rainey

    Morton Rainey New Member

    I've had this District of Columbia quarter for years now and I've yet to figure it out. Imagine it's a common issue, common coin, easy answer. I don't even have a guess. 20200908_180512.jpg 20200908_180512.jpg
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  3. rascal

    rascal Well-Known Member

    It looks to have been heavily damaged by someone or something .
  4. Morton Rainey

    Morton Rainey New Member

    it's been in a big coin jar getting coin jar damaged since the day I found it in a mint roll I used while making change in a convience store a decade ago. I don't know what could cause something like that to happen but it happened more than once. I found 2 of them, same roll same face distortion which has had me wondering why I've yet to see others online. I have misplaced the 2nd one but I'm sure to find it and when I do I'll post them together
  5. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    If you said Connecticut maybe I woulda believed it was something haha
  6. Morton Rainey

    Morton Rainey New Member

    I've come across countless coins with different types of damage over the past 20 years, like a bicentennial quarter that has more things wrong with it than right, and despite what I hear from co workers and others I know 95% of these oddities are from some guy that's bored in his garage with a sander and files. but these 2 quarters I'm positive left the mint with their current appearance and I never knew people were into error coins or any type of manufacturing mistake. I'd have guessed the opposite. I searched for a logical reason to find a black Alaska quarter and ended up here and now. no complaints
  7. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Freddy Kreuger
  8. Silver Seeker

    Silver Seeker New Member

    It almost looks like someone use a small dremel grind wheel and made and "x"

    Odd that you found 2 the same though just like that.
  9. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    If you worked at a convenience store more than likely the coin roll you had could have been one processed from Brinks, Loomis, et all money processors. Their rolls are mostly not *new* rolls but are simply circulation. ==>
    They do receive gigantic bags of coins from the US MINT distribution and then process and roll those for distribution to retail stores, etc.

    Some Credit Unions (and I assume banks) will also roll coins in house that come in from customers for redistribution out. Small stores will come in for change rolls too (and not use the big distribution cash mgt companies).
    My CU does this. They have a coin rolling machine right behind them where they'll take a bunch of coins someone brings in and roll them to go out immediately if needed.

    If you look at the quarter up close it clearly looks like scratches. It also has a lot of hits all over the place which may not be relevant to you but shows distribution. Someone was bored and just scratched it a lot for some reason. Up/Down mostly but also left/right too.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2020
  10. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Your coin was damaged after it left the mint. Something cut into the coin. It couldn’t have occurred at the mint. Since the scratches are cut into the coin, the die would have to have a raised defect corresponding to the scratches and there really isn’t any way for that to happen.
  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    The obv. of that quarter is damaged.

    It did not leave the Mint looking like that.
  12. Morton Rainey

    Morton Rainey New Member

    ok. I hear you guys and I'm not an expert on coins or errors, and I'd have no problem calling any of you guys experts in this field, and that's enough of a reason to bank on your explanations. the only point I have left to speak of would be that there are 2 of them, identical, and they were untouched by all the scratches and damage they later received from my 3 daughters looting my giant change jar for 10 years. I personally just had to dig it out of $600 in quarters in that jar and after that it ended up in the cup holder in my ride for another 6 months until I was told about this error coin collecting I just learned of. so I take credit for the scratches, and thank you guys for the explanation for the original distortion I seen. I have a ton of coins to ask about, hopefully I don't annoy anyone too much. thanks guys.
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely damaged
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