Help with possible coin error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by autty, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. autty

    autty New Member

    Hi! I just started my hobby, so I don’t know much about goin errors yet, but I’m wondering if anyone can help
    Me out two coins and if they might be worth anything at all. The first is a 1974 no mint quarter (looks like it might have errors on the United States on the reverse and the word “in ” on the front ) and the second is a non error 1903 wheat penny. Thanks for your help in advance!
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  3. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    no error and 1920
  4. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor

    The tail ( eagle ) shows die deterioration ( overuse) which puches the outside letters up against the edge. ( normal-no extra value) The head show a coin counter or other device that made the circular marks, again quite common and no extra. The back of the 1920 cent shows a combination of die deterioration as well as significant wear. All 3 are normal IMO, Jim
  5. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    I'm still new at this too so don't quote me, lol. But it may be a slight off center strike on the '74. If I remember correctly what looks like a MAD (misaligned die) becomes an OCS (off center strike) if it's repeated on both sides of the coin.

    I guess I'm more of asking the other more knowledgeable members than anything. :)
  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I see a total of 26 cents and both coins are just damage with circulation wear and tear.If it was me keep the wheatie for sure and spend the quarter on a rainy day.1903 wheatie?they don't exist!!!You're 17 years to early.From 1859 to 1909 was the indian head design,the wheat cents were made starting 1909 as well and ending 1958.
  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing it just a quarter,its not an off center nor a Misaligned die strike.A MAD only effects one side compared to an off center strike which is both and the coin must have some design details missing to qualify.Also a broadstrike is for both sides to but all design details remain.
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  8. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    Right on. I didn't realize design elements had to be missing on an off center strike. Like I said I'm still learning.

    This is what I was seeing. Not sure what to call it now but the slightly doubled appearing edge on the left on both the obverse and reverse.

  9. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    Off-center broadstruck maybe? It's that a thing? Lol
  10. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    This is what @desertgem was referring to when he wrote: "The head show a coin counter or other device that made the circular marks, again quite common and no extra."

    Some machine like this, maybe: (the good part starts around 3:15)

  11. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    The red highlighted area is from a coin roll crimper correct? I was referring to the blue highlighted area.
  12. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    Ooh! Well, then...(in my best Gilda Radner voice)
    Never mind! :-D
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  13. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

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  14. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    Well I was close asking if off-center broadstruck was a thing, it's just called uncentered broadstrike, lol.

    @Oldhoopster Any idea what the blue highlighted areas are caused from? pixlr_20211027173821448~3.jpg
  15. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    @autty sorry for highjacking your thread. Sometimes I see things people post and have a question but never ask so I never know. Maybe I've just had to much caffeine this evening. :hilarious:
  16. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Damage from a roll crimper as others have previously posted
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  17. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    Thank you sir. I didn't know a roll crimper would affect the areas that far out on the edge.

    @autty sorry again for the highjack but hopefully now we both learned something.
  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    All normal and welcome to CT.
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