Exceedingly FLAT quarter

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Leroy Patterson, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. Leroy Patterson

    Leroy Patterson New Member

    I came across this quarter while roll hunting. As you see in the photographs it is very flat. I am not sure why. What might this be worth? What should I do?

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Looks like PMD ( Post Mint Damage) . IMO
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    @Leroy Patterson

    First, welcome to the neighborhood!

    Take a quarter, any quarter! Lay it flat on a sheet of very fine emery paper. Place one of your fingers on the quarter and begin rubbing it back and forth against the emery paper. Do this for the better part of one day, and tell us what it looks like when you stop.
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Since it is damaged post mint..
    Less than 25 Cents :yack:
  6. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Somebody took a hammer to it…PMD…imo…Spark
  7. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Any quarter?

  8. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Or it was crushed with some type of heavy pressing machinery, after it left the mint of course. Just for reference against the example the OP posted, here's one I had come across in my change a few years ago which I held onto just because it's different. Must have been quite a piece of pressing machinery to do something like this to a quarter.

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  9. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Meh, you can do a lot with a hammer. ;)
  10. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Maybe. But I would think using a hammer would cause the coin to loose it's perfectly round shape.
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It really doesn’t matter how this occurred as it’s damaged after it left the mint.

    Welcome to CT.
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  12. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    C/N - I agree 100% -
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  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Sure! Send me this one, and I'll prove it.
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  14. Leroy Patterson

    Leroy Patterson New Member

    I see now that it was probably damaged in some way after minting. I suppose I will hold on to it because it is still novel. Thank you all for your kind advice and welcoming me to your Web site.

    Leroy Patterson
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  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Dryer quarter.
    Welcome to CT Leroy.
    Next time, please post Full Image photos. Here is my usual spiel:
    For the best results, you should post "in focus," FULL IMAGE photos (after you upload your photo, two buttons appear: Thumbnail and Full Image, click Full Image and your photo appears full size on your post and are easily enlarged by clicking on it). Photograph coins on neutral backgrounds like black, grey, or white. Crop out superfluous background so just the coin shows (you can use https://www.remove.bg for free), and post photos with correct orientation so members don't have to turn their computer in some awkward fashion to view it properly. While it isn’t always necessary, it is nice to show both the obverse and reverse, even if your question is just about one side. Members can often give more valuable information having both sides to evaluate. Add close ups of areas you have questions about and make your questions as definitive as possible so we know what you are asking for. And try to have the best lighting possible to show the most favorable photo of the coin. Hope this helps in the future. Good luck.
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