Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Inspector43, Jun 16, 2019.
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What ya got right now is inexperienced feedback......I don't see a blasted thing other than a well worn coin. Enlighten the unenlightened.........
The area left and below the neck, above the wing and the imaginary line where most "spitting eagles" have their spit. It looks like it is hollowed out from, perhaps, too much polishing. I am not trying to declare it anything other than a what is this. I couldn't just spend it without getting some second guesses. Thanks.
Pay no attention to me Inspector...........I'm ornery, and mean, and over my limit. Hopefully someone most knowledgeable will indulge shortly. As for me, I'm off to bed..........
Have a good nights sleep. I'm up too late and probably seeing things.
The only reason that your 1967 quarter and the 1982 quarter posted by @TeaMack would be called a "Spitting Eagle" is to enable you to sell it to an idiot because ordinary die cracks (like this) are as common as horse dung.
Disagree. There are more 1932-Ds in AU50 condition graded then all of the graded spitting eagles combined. The clash on an MS coin is rather significant and markedly noticeable compared to a regular quarter. https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/3480/Spitting-eagle-1983-P-quarter/
If NGC is willing to take money for this stupid attribution, then why don't they accept money for the MA SQ "Pissing Minuteman"?
Edited for typo. It should be MA SQ, not PA SQ.
That’s a great question for NGC.
I don't think so! It's still a stupid die crack.
FWIW, I was an active member of the NGC Collectors Society when the MA SQ was first posted on their forums in 2000, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why NGC declined to attribute it.
I would hazard to guess that 99% of the posts on this site involve coins that have no significant additional value to anyone but the finder. "Ordinary Die Cracks" do dominate the posting. I used a common term "spitting eagle" only to draw attention to the area I questioned. Also, note that the post was in the "coin chat" section. That's where people talk about stuff and ask questions. If you want to make the postings "idiot proof" the rules need to be changed to only permit posting of coins known to have a recognized, certifiable condition or attribute.
If I commented on every die crack that was posted on these forums, I wouldn't even have time to brush my teeth. However, like the people who believe that copper pennies should be hoarded in the event that pennies are no longer produced by the Mint, I feel compelled to comment on "specialty" coins such as this just to keep the scales balanced for the newcomers to the hobby who are still learning. No disrespect is intended toward anyone except the fool who came up with this stupid attribute.
I do appreciate all of the information you all give me on here. And I do understand completely where you're coming from! I mostly post things like this on forums because I'd like to know if you all see what I see. I am very new to this so I have not seen many examples of common things like die cracks in person. Most of the errors and other interesting things I have found have no extra value, and I am totally okay with that! I was just glad to be able to learn enough to identify what it was! I mostly keep them for future reference. I know there is a lot to learn with this hobby, that's why I love it so much!
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