Impaired proof

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  1. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 I'm just me! Supporter

    1971S impaired proof. Looks like its been in circulation since 1971. Lol 93501BD8-7DCD-41FC-883B-B795436DB9AA.jpeg 6EE2C4B1-0FDF-4286-9FA1-1505B191C034.jpeg 8A619F9E-601E-4EAC-B8AF-61634DCE40A8.jpeg
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  3. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I don't see any (PROOF) left on it!!!looks like it was in circulation for 50 years.
  5. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    It is PROOF it was in circulation! :)
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  6. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    I used the term "impaired proof" at a local coin show once. The dealer looked at me like I was nuts (he was correct on that point), but then asked "What the hell is an impaired proof? A proof is a proof."

    I like the way he was thinking. I mean it is a proof no matter what condition it is in. PF1 through PF70.

    “And so it goes...”
  7. Marsden

    Marsden Well-Known Member

    Are lowball proofs a thing now?

    If they're not, they will be soon.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That’s been in circulation longer than I’ve been out of high school.and I graduated in 1972.
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  9. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    The damage is consistent with perhaps laying at the bottom of someone's tool box in the trunk of their vehicle for many years. Circulation like from sharp edges of metal tools, nails, screws, nuts & bolts.

    I've actually come across three different proof quarters that I got from the quarter change machine at the local carwash. A Bicentennial (1976), 1984, and a 2004. All still had most, if not all of the frost still present.
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