Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Carlos Arriaga, May 25, 2010.
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If it not posted here on the link below,it most likely MD
Given the die markers, that does appear to be your quarter. Keep in mind though that it is the earlobe that is doubled, not the letters. What you are seeing on the letters is mechanical in nature and not due to the doubled die. Still a nice find though!
I think he does have 2008-P 25¢ HI WDDO-001 which is listed by Wexler. Unfortunately though, everything else that's being pointed out about the coin has nothing to do with this variety and is just a combination of MD and post-mint damage IMHO.
I agree. if there no ear doubling it not it!
Do you think they handle these coins with gloves after they leave the press?
Keep in mind that post-mint damage can occur anytime after the coin has been made: even at the mint. It can happen when the coins are being bagged, when they're being rolled, etc. Most uncirculated coins have damage to them in the way of contact marks, etc. This is why higher grades in business strike coins command such premiums. On your coin, the marks you see on the King's head are damage. A lot of what you are pointing out on the coin is mechanical doubling(also referred to as "strike doubling". These are the areas that are seemingly doubled, such as the lettering. While this does occur during the minting process, it is not a doubled die and rarely commands a premium except in very strong examples. Here's a great link that will show you some different types of mechanical doubling.
I don't see a cud and what are the other names you are mentioning, never heard them before.
I think you may be referring to the motto and the bottom of Washington's bust. These areas are die chips and cracks. A cud is a die break(retained in some cases) that technically involves the rim of the coin.
As for "55 type doubling" I assume you are referring to true hub doubling which is what makes a doubled die a doubled die.
One...there are many more on the coin in this thread.
Two...They are shaped similarly yet each is different.
Three ..There is no doubling on the ear and that is what discriminates the doubled die from any other coin.
You can't look at a coin and say...that one has die chips and this one has die chips and then conclude that the die chips can act as markers. That doesn't work when the die chips are different on each coin.
Also, Die chips in the areas of those letters are as common as sand on Hawaii States Quarters. Coins struck from many dies will have die chips in those areas, due to inherent flaws in the coin's design. Millions upon Millions of the Hawaii quarters will have die chips in those letters. They are not all from the same die.
This coin still shows no evidence of being the one on John's website.
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