Is this an annealing issue, 1995 D Washington Quarter?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Kaye, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Kaye

    Kaye Active Member

    Annealing issues confuse me. The reverse looks environmental, but the front is a puzzler for me. What say you? 20191210_104746.jpg 20191210_104918.jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I will say no.. Environmental toning.
    Chemical on one side. Old adhesive on the other.
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  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I've never been one to argue with you and the reverse is environmental. But the obverse looks more like a possibly defective planchet. Some of those lines look raised in the photo. Not prepared properly? But then again, photos can be deceiving.
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  5. Kaye

    Kaye Active Member

    The lines are both raised and indented, some smooth, too. 20191210_125851.jpg 20191210_125515.jpg 20191210_124933.jpg
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    They appears to me to be striation lines. Just my opinion.
    Term for the incuse polish lines on the die which result in raised lines on coins. These are usually fine, parallel lines though on some coins they are swirling, still others with criss-cross lines. Planchet striations are burnishing lines not struck away by the minting process and are incuse on the coins.
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  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I thought about this and the die earlier but was not sure. But it certainly seems plausible as the striations also appear on the bust and not just in the fields.
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  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The problem with the obverse looking like a woody is this,
    on a copper cent it has gone through the planchet and the entire coin.
    This quarter is clad, and what we are seeing on the thin outer layer,
    probably does not go through the copper core, so not an improperly annealed planchet, (or incorrect alloy mixture) which is easier to determine on nickels and pennies.
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  9. Fallyn

    Fallyn New Member

    please allow this late submission..

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  10. Fallyn

    Fallyn New Member

    just wondering the rarity of planchet striations, and if there's any value to them.
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  12. Fallyn

    Fallyn New Member

    but do you know the cause of it and or the rarity?
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