Is this quarter really worn, or is there something else here?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by MeowtheKitty, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow has found this very mushy detailed quarter. is it wear, or die deterioration? WIN_20190422_00_19_29_Pro.jpg WIN_20190422_00_20_21_Pro.jpg WIN_20190422_00_20_44_Pro.jpg WIN_20190422_00_20_54_Pro.jpg WIN_20190422_00_21_00_Pro.jpg WIN_20190422_00_21_03_Pro.jpg WIN_20190422_00_21_07_Pro.jpg WIN_20190422_00_21_11_Pro.jpg
     
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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing, but looking at the circular pattern of the wear / weakness, etc I'd guess it got stuck in some machine and just was worn down.
     
  4. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    OK, Meow was thinking something like that too. It caught Meow's eye as it has such steamrollered devices both obverse and reverse.
     
  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    very interesting wear.
    If you think about it, just look at this section. If there was grease on the die, then wouldn't the wreath section be much weaker on the upper half as it is the lower half? Then look at the top of the letters QUARTER DOLLAR versus the lower half. The upper parts are smushed, deformed, etc.

    Then add to it, this wear/deformed "pattern" is in a "distinct" circular pattern around the coin. Plus it's 29 years old and essentially damage is unlimited.
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  6. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Odd that the wings stood up better than the lettering. Must be the bulk of the metal forming the wings helped the wings keep its shape.
     
  7. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Yes, the lettering is not continuous blobs of metal. The metal has empty spots to move/get deformed into.

    The wings are continuous blob of metal.
     
  8. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Guess Meow will keep it for a short while to study it more, but it will be put back into the wild eventually. Too bad it was PMD, it would have been a cool error coin otherwise.
     
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  9. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow has figured out in what direction it was spinning when damaged. From the point of view looking at the reverse, it was spun counter clockwise. The top right tip or the wings, and the bottom of the left wing are ramped up much more that its other counterparts. So when spinning the right tip gets the initial hit, then rotated off the right wing to hit the bottom tip of the left wing next.

    Meow likes the way it feels. It must have been rubbing on a smooth surface for a long time, as it is not rough in any way; And there are no notable scratches on the affected areas. It feels good in the paw.
     
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