March 30th: Genuine Error, Altered Coin, or Completely Counterfeit?

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  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Tell me WHY you think your answer is correct.

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  3. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow can only say that, that looks crazy neat!
     
  4. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Someone damaged it by cutting it. Sorry but it looks fugly to me. :D
     
  5. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    fake the dates are two different fonts.
     
  6. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I believe that this is a genuine error.

    I believe it was not cut, but is misshapen to one side because the bottom (dated area) of the dime was very close to the quarter collar, leaving most of the other side of the coin unconstrained, and able to expand as both the Washington design and the local hardening of the Roosevelt features permitted.

    Much of Roosevelt's portrait was reflowed because of the depth of the portrait and eagle recesses in the Washington dies, yet other areas of the dime did not reflow as much because they aligned with the flat fields and shallow letters of the quarter where there was less demand for filling of voids in the dies.
     
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  7. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

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  8. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    I'm not going to guess. Only following this to see the correct answer. :)
     
  9. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    I don't believe it is genuine. I'm not an error guy, but I cannot recall seeing a coin that was struck on the wrong planchet that had already been struck by the die of the correct coin.
     
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It's a Quarter struck on a Silver Dime.
    Double denomination error.

    But I think it was an Intentionally made alteration with help by a Mint Employee back in 1963.

    So altered. First the Dime was struck then fed into a Quarter chamber to be struck by Quarter dies.
     
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  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I think it is an altered coin. An employee at the Mint needed a quarter for the soda machine in the break room. ~ Chris
     
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  12. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    The reverse shows a reverse B from the quarter die. I think the coin is genuine also. Probably a little help from a mint employee.
     
  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    They should be different fonts, one is a dime, one a quarter
     
  14. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    And, Yes, genuine, .

    Not saying if it had help or not, but struck in the mint
     
  15. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    A classic case of a "conundrum wrapped in an enigma".
     
  16. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    ANSWER: ALTERED

    The silver dime planchet and 10 cent strike is genuine, but the quarter dies are fake. Very soft quarter details for the last (second) strike, even being a thinner planchet.
     
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  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    When looking at these type of double strikes. Shouldn't the perimeter lettering have stronger details than the deeper center details of the die? Just trying to get a handle on how to break them down?
     
  18. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    I know I’m late.

    I could tell that the host coin was genuine and over struck by the quarter impression. However, the image of the quarter was fuzzy, which to me indicated counterfeit dies
     
  19. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    It is genuine.

    Why? Because I want it to be... THAT'S why. ;-)

    (And yes, I already read your answer that it is, in fact, altered ;-)
     
  20. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Yeah, and the employee who lost his "pseudo-quarter" in the soda machine when it jammed up the works was fired! ~ Chris
     
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