Is this a strike thru?

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  1. Roseland3

    Roseland3 Active Member

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    While coin roll hunting yesterday, I came across this 1980P quarter that seems to have been struck thru something. The obverse and reverse all lack detail in the areas. It does not seem damaged in any other way. It is not glue or any other adhesive, the coin is not bent. The area in question starts at the I in LIBERTY, goes across Washingtons forehead and goes back just above IGWT on the obverse. On the reverse, it starts at the first T in States, takes all of the left wing of the eagle and goes to QUAR of QUARTER. All detail is there but is weaker than the rest of the coin's lettering. Help, any ideas?

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  3. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    NO, very damaged coin. Spend it so someone else can find it and possibly have the same enjoyment you have had with it while learning more about coins.

    PS The appearance of the forehead of the coin and the field is the clue to what the mark is and why it is not a strike thru.
     
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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Looks either acid or heat damaged
     
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  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Yes, struck through a tire and a parking lot.
     
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    PMD, or post mint damage, happening after it left the mint. Seeing displaced metal around an indent like this is a sure sign it is not a mint error. Hope that helps.
     
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's been in circulation for 40 years. It was damaged early and has worn down the rough spots. Spend it.
     
  8. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    I cannot believe a coin minted in 1980 IS NOW forty years old! Yikes. Imagine how Doug feels! :D
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You got me howling with that one! :)
     
  10. Roseland3

    Roseland3 Active Member

    Thanks for all your help. It will go back into the wild next week when I go to the bank for another 14 rolls of quarters.
     
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