Is this a lamination error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Beardigger, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Is this a lamination error on this coin? It's a 2005 Kansas "In god we rust" quarter,but I 'm not sure if this is just PMD or a Lamination error.
    Thank you in advance!

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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    No, not a lamination error. It looks like a little struck thru grease. Very common on these coins. Yes, it would be an error. It happened at the mint.
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    FWIW, I have seen a lot of the SQ's with this sort of "splotches" on them when I was searching bags of different dates & states. I have never agreed that it was a "patch of grease" that caused them. I still think that these coins were the result of satin finish dies* that began to deteriorate earlier than the Mint expected. Not wanting to waste these dies sooner than expected, the Mint simply polished them and "repurposed" them for striking circulation coins.

    *I think this is also one of the reasons why the Mint discontinued the Satin Finish Mint Sets.

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  5. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    @Islander80-83 Thanks islander. I know about the in god we rust part. I was wondering about the areas around the head around the nose and back of the head.
  6. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Thanks CPM9ball
  7. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    It is a strike through grease coin. Pretty common, but Meow loves to keep good examples of them in a box marked 'Grease'. One can find ones that are ten times more affected once in a while. Here is a more extreme one Meow found.
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  8. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    I also recall seeing this in the 90s. I recall reading somewhere that it was Due to deterioration of the die finish. It was probably in one of the Numismatic periodicals but I can't remember. Sorry but I don't have a reference for verification.

    I do agree with Chris that these aren't struck through grease. Just need to find the article(s) for proof
  9. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    This could also be luster breaks?
  10. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for helping with this. I appreciate your time and effort. @MeowtheKitty appreciate the photo of your coin. @Islander80-83 I appreciate your info too. sorry I didn't understand completely your answer, but I do now! @Oldhoopster thank you for the info. maybe I can find the article online someplace. Will give it a try. @tommyc03 I have not heard of luster breaks. I'll check into it. Thanks! @cpm9ball Appreciate your insight into this. I will check that out too!
  11. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    The T in TRUST took a hit.

    I know, this is the area we're talking about...

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