Indent on my 2020 S Marsh-Billings quarter

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by 3eros, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. 3eros

    3eros New Member

    I bought a roll of MarshBillings Quarters from the San Francisco Mint and I noticed there was an indent on Washington's head. The indent is almost a perfect circle and is very prominent, at first I assumed it was PMD. But then I found a few more coins within that roll, that displays stages of the indent disappearing. I'm a novice coin collector I have a slight understanding of grease and excess metal build up that causes indentations on coins but is this what I'm looking at? 20201124_022205069.jpg 20201124_022247397.jpg 20201124_022444092.jpg 20201124_022456512.jpg 20201124_022620714.jpg
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    It look like PMD
     
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Doing an overlay, visually, of the marks, they don't line up as a die progression problem, so I'd have to vote for PMD and NAV, No Added Value.
     
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    My first thought was struck through but after looking more closely I think I see some minor displaced metal. That makes it PMD.
     
  6. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    PMD 'hit' or contact mark.

    Not an error
     
  7. 3eros

    3eros New Member

    What can I do to learn how to determine if a coin has PMD or a legit error when i come across coins with dents or divots, or gouges. That come directly from the mint?
     
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  8. 3eros

    3eros New Member

    Maybe you guys could help me out with this aswell, this is a 1990 D half dollar, with 2 missing stars 20201202_192320538.jpg 20201202_192401966.jpg 20201202_192320538.jpg 20201202_192401966.jpg 20201202_192320538.jpg 20201202_192401966.jpg
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The best thing you can do is to learn how coins are minted. Then when you see a coin that has an anomaly, ask yourself how could something like this happened at the Mint? If you can't explain it then ask yourself how could something like this occur? Only certain things can happen at the Mint but damage can occur a million different ways.

    As for the missing stars on your Half Dollar I'm thinking that area was filled with grease or debris when struck. That's nice in this case if that's what occurred but it's also very common.
     
  10. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    First, welcome to Coin Talk!
    The coins you get from the bank do not come directly from the mint and here in lies how damage can occur at any point in the process. From the time they are minted, they are tossed into huge bags/bins and transported to a wrapping facility like H.F. String & Sons or Brinks or .......... Lots of machines and hands are in the process before it gets to you. If you intend on continuing to dive into the error realm (and we hope you do!), the website below explains a lot and is very useful.
    http://www.error-ref.com/
     
  11. 3eros

    3eros New Member

    Well I purchased my quarters from the us mints website I didnt get them from the bank,
     
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