Is this an error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by James.R, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    Is this an error of some kind or is it a result of a strong strike or something? Ita not damage.. I'm not sure what it is tho.. but it definitely left the mint like this... the 3 spots that are indented and almost in the shape of what they are next to.

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  3. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    It is damage. The metal migration is shown in the pictures. PMD. Circulated coins can get some weird damage.
     
  4. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Technically I guess it's an error, it happened during the minting process at the mint. It's very common on these quarter leaving the Philly mint. Why or how?.... Don't know and don't really care. It's not PMD. Very poor quality control. Others may chime in with a technical explanation.
     
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  5. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    It's not displaced metal. Ita definitely not damage.. I can see how you would guess that because the pics tho. It's kinda hard to get pics cuz the shadows of the indentions... but its gotta be from like a strong strike or something
     
  6. Collecting Nut

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  7. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    I read it. Thanks. I was just replying to that person. Thanks tho.
     
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    @James R

    No, it is not PMD! It is a sub-surface fracture, and if you had the complete die progression, it would end up becoming an interior die break. I found dozens of these when searching Mint bags of CA SQ's, and one on the brim of John Muir's hat actually resulted in an IDB. (I can't show you the images of the sub-surface fracture because I lost those images on my old computer.) ~ Chris
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  9. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    Error or not it's only worth 25 cents. In MS65 it may be worth a dollar, however no one will ever buy it.
     
  10. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Looks like smooth dips in the field. Meow finds those once in a while. Mostly on the sides of the chimney rock on the Nebraska state quarter, and over the roof of the Nebraska ATB quarter. Hmmm, come to think of it, what a coincidence they most common ones come from the same state.
     
  11. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It really does take time to learn so hang in there. Sounds like a bell is going off. :)
     
  13. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Don't feel bad, these things are a mess!!

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  14. Danomite

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  15. cpm9ball

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    I know I still have a lot of the CA SQ's set aside in flips. I'm going to see if I can't find those that show the sub-surface fracture that led up to the IDB on Muir's hat. Maybe I'll get lucky. ~ Chris
     
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