I think I found the 1976-D FS-101 Bicentennial Quarter!

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  1. Mr. Numismatist

    Mr. Numismatist Strawberry Token Enthusiast

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  3. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    Based on how your "E" looks in Liberty, I would tend to agree with you looks like a match. But we need better pics to be sure.

    In terms of grading, your coin is highly circulated, so I am not sure it would be worth it unless you just like all your coins graded.

    You could always sell it raw, but yes, it will be much easier to "prove" to a buyer if you have it attributed and slabbed, and hence, easier to sell.

    PCGS TrueView of the DDO

  4. Mr. Numismatist

    Mr. Numismatist Strawberry Token Enthusiast

  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Sorry, I would guess MD or machine doubling. I don't see any notching.
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  6. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

  7. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    FS-101, isn't that a fighter jet?
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  8. Mr. Numismatist

    Mr. Numismatist Strawberry Token Enthusiast

    Have you looked at the links provided? And also look at the bottom left corners of the "B" and "I" for the notches.
  9. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    From your "Wexler's" link, yours isn't at all like this


    I'm often wrong though...
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  10. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    You're trying too hard, friend. You're not seeing the obvious, this quarter is a piece of junk, whatever it is. Variety Vista doesn't tell you that, they want you to go insane looking for these crazy things no collector in their right mind cares about, that's how they sell their books. No disrespect, collect what you want. But @Kentucky is right, this isn't their FS-101. And I still think that's a fighter jet, and if it's not, it should be.
  11. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    Best Answer. Not bad for a horse.
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  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    You might want to take a walk in the pasture.
    We often see these coins that have the same doubling, just different die stages. Thanks for the Link @Kentucky . You been hanging out next to the salt lick a bit too much lately Eddie?
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  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    By the way Mr Numismatist. Those are some great photos.
    Grade AU. maybe an XF if it doesn't show much luster. There should be some next to the devices for AU.
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  14. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Yeah I think they just found it in South Carolina.
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  15. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    That was an f35 Lightning, they found it. the pilot flipped the Auto Pilot switch to try to gain control.
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  16. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    I see the notching on the LIBE/LIBERTY, but not the horizontal on the lower leg of the L, which may have been obliterated.

    Overall, it could be a FS-101, but the gazillion contact marks and lack of definition plays against it. I am inclined to declare it a bonifide but degraded FS-101.
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  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    You would think that would have activated an extra switch and GPS for recovery.
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  18. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    Circulation find DDO. That's it people. Contact marks and all. :)
  19. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    I can 100% see the doubling, even in the photos in the OP.
    And it appears to be actually significant doubling that can be seen without any magnification. Much cooler than all the doubled dies that can only be seen with a microscope.
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  20. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Oh really? Well thanks for sharing that with us. :banghead:
  21. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    The signs are showing on the lettering of LIBERTY and IGWT. The ribbon shows it as well. A different stage to the one you link as Stage B, IMO as the shearing on the mintmark is not as pronounced on yours, but there nonetheless as a die marker. Nice find.
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