Is this simply a strike-thru error, or is there more going on here?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Ted M, Aug 26, 2019.


Worth getting professionally cleaned and graded?

Poll closed Sep 5, 2019.
  1. Yes, Clean It

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  2. Yes, Get It Graded

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  3. No, $'s Better Spent on the Wife

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  1. Ted M

    Ted M New Member

    Hi all. This is a first-time posting and I'm looking for more experienced opinions. I recently found this 1965 quarter in a bank roll and I am curious if it is a genuine strike-through error on the obverse (foreign material), and perhaps something else going on the reverse? The dark spot below the IGWT on the obverse and the dark streak on the reverse right wing appear to be dried grease or some form of muck, where the reverse shows possible sign of the outer cladding layer abutting and chipped (???). The eagle's head area between the wing tips has a ripple in the metal face between E Pluribus and Unum that is not discernible when you look at the coin from the horizontal. Do you feel its worth sending to get graded and cleaned?
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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I'm in the damaged coin column. No to submitting. One year earlier and it would have been silver. You're asking all the right questions though.
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's damaged. Not an error. Not a strike through. Welcome to CT.
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Coin mutilation...oh the horror...oh the humanity...
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
  8. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    I dunno about the reverse but the obverse look's like it was hit with a staple hammer at least 4 times.

    The flatness on the reverse would be from the force of the whacks. No sure what the black stuff is.
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    It's simply damage. NOT a strike through.
  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Ditto x 6!

  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Damaging Coins Daily

    I guess it's been tested and proven that you cannot staple through a quarter.

    Anyone have a nail gun?
  12. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    WPADSDEFDAM - What Paddy Says Definitely Damaged
  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    PMD period. Welcome to CT BTW.
  14. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    As for your opening poll, 1) it's already been cleaned a few times - 2) please don't - 3) spend it on the wife if anyone will take it at face value ;)
  15. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's the problem!

    Yes, it's discernable!
  16. Ted M

    Ted M New Member

    Thanks to everyone who contributed their expertise. Wife wins my $$. Again.
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You're welcome but I think it's time you started listening to your wife. :)
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