Is this a spitting eagle?

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Ben Austin, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Ben Austin

    Ben Austin New Member

    20180313_202211.jpg spitting or not? 20180313_202211.jpg
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  3. HAB Peace 28 2.0

    HAB Peace 28 2.0 Well-Known Member

    No. I could be wrong. Although, I believe the spitting eagle is in the reverse of the 1891 CC Morgan.
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  4. Ben Austin

    Ben Austin New Member

    Yea this is a 1983 P Quarter but thanks I'm new to coin roll hunting so I don't know what I'm doing.
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  5. HAB Peace 28 2.0

    HAB Peace 28 2.0 Well-Known Member

    No problem. I'm not aware of any spitting eagle VAMs in the Washington Quarter series.
  6. mynamespat

    mynamespat Dingus

    I googles and it appears NGC does attribute them as "spitting eagle" although it appears they are just die cracks similar to the "speared bison" nickels. Isn't the "spitting eagle" Morgan the result of a pitted die, correct?

    Although it's difficult to be certain from photo (...and this isn't one I'm really familiar with), the anomaly on OP's coin does look similar to the one in the article.
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  7. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    A Spitting Eagle on a Washington Quarter ( 1983 ) is caused from a Die Clash .
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  8. HAB Peace 28 2.0

    HAB Peace 28 2.0 Well-Known Member

    I looked in my Washington red book, coin facts, VAM world, and several current price lists and couldn't find anything about it? Is it worth anything? Does PCGS recognize it? I guess I was wrong. It's nice to learn about new coin varieties. Now I'm curious?
  9. Ben Austin

    Ben Austin New Member

    This is the best pic I can get of have a little scratch by the spit.

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  10. mynamespat

    mynamespat Dingus

    I didn't go any deeper than that link on NGC's website. It does appear you are correct after checking's overlay:
    ...and thinking about it, isn't the 'speared buffalo' attributed to a die gouge... seems that article is .... all over the place.

    @HAB Peace 28 2.0, I find many different sources of info when I googles, including coinfacts:
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    Treashunt The Other Frank

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