just a simple question

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by igotchange, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    theyre saying that there are us 1970 quarters that are minted over 1940 canadian quarters and they can be identified by a faint 1940 above the word dollar. heres my question,how could they guarentee the rotation of the planchete?
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  3. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

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  4. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    thank you very much. another reason to suspect the mint has a game going to entice the general public into hording coinage from general circulation.
  5. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    IMO I do believe the US Mint "has a game going". Why else over produce all those coins being sold to collectors. Clad coins and all those dollars.
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  6. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    im kinda thinking they started the whole error thing.the rumors yhe coinage etc. im noticing almost all errors come via the phil mint.im considdering just moving there to fill out my error collection.lmao
  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    The 1970-S quarter struck over the 41 Canadian was part of a group of proof errors that appear to be made clandestinely by mint employees. There is also a documented instance where a Philly mint employee was caught smuggling errors out of the mint by putting them in the crankcase of a fork truck to avoid detection.

    These were done by rogue employees trying to make a buck, not a concerted effort by the mint.
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  8. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    You learn something new every day here on CoinTalk. I've never heard of using Canadian coins as planchets for US coins before. Cool.
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  9. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I want to know who "they're saying" is ... who is this ??
  10. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    NGC has certified one coin. That's the only one I know about. I'm on my phone now. If you want the link, I'll post it when I get home.
    It's a US 70-S over 41 Canadian (Quarters).
    It's link 2) that I gave to the OP in my 1st reply.
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  11. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    They don't use Canadian coins or blanks at the US Mint. The mint worker that did that, did so illegally. Maybe there's been others but all of them would've been done illegally.
  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I know about the certified one.

    I want to know from the OP who "they" are
    who is telling them something about one .. many ?? found in circulation, in pocket change? etc etc etc .. in order to understand the source of the OPs information.
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  13. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    Boob tube is likely the source, leading people to believe that there are many of them to be found.
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  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    There is also a 1970 S quarter struck over a 1900 Barber quarter. Probably done at the same time by the same person.
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  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Cuz i think there's only 1 of these
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  16. igotchange

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  17. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    thanks to all once again.i now know that unless i have up to the min info most likely i will be walking into a issue mid informed.i also would like to thank the first poster who listed the links to the views on this coin.
  18. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Best to be sure where your information comes from. Whoever wrote that up really had no clue what they were talking about. Coins are not printed, they are struck. The article also does make it sound like there were more than one when it was a one off coin.
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  19. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Recommend searching coin websites for information.

    But one also has to be careful as there are websites disguised as coin sites. If a website has short pieces of information surrounded by all sorts of advertisements, then skip that website address. This is something else though as it is a news website which simply grabbed content from a news distribution service.

    Getting coin information from a news website you have to look at it's source.
    Unfortunately this article was distributed from Tribune Media and probably written by someone that knows nothing about coins which appears that person was perusing eBay.

    If you read the entire article you can start to understand some of it's obsurdity.

    So you need to search for "a quarter" that currently is on "eBay".
    So you are searching for something that has already been found.
    "According to reports" .. do they mean according to the auction description ??
    22 ppl expressed interest? like .. bidders ?

    I also think in this case they wrote the article to capture readers attention, which is all used to drive traffic and hopefully advertising monies.

    Stick to getting coin information from coin websites.

    fyi, there are also "generated" search results which if you get stuck on those loops will provide search results "tailored to you". Tidbits of information from a secondary search cobbled together with advertisements all around with incomplete and inaccurate information.

    So be careful where you get your information from.
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  20. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    As if there isn't actual news to report on, the networks now feel the need to publish click bait. Incredible.
  21. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    the article was from 2016

    Since it was distributed from a central news provider the same article can be found on multiple local news websites.

    It must have been a slow day ... as I can't think of any other reason to peruse eBay looking for "news".

    This one local news place actually did additional info gathering and talked to a local coin dealer

    I do love this statement ...
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