My latest pickup, an actual coin die from the Philadelphia mint!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by somecoinguy, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. somecoinguy

    somecoinguy Member

    So, ever since I learned that the mint sometimes sold dies, I have wanted one!

    Well... yesterday at my LCS I noticed they had one for sale so I grabbed it!

    Anyway... this was from the Philadelphia mint and it is accompanied by a Massachusetts state quarter, one of the first actual coins struck with this die! It just feels like such a great piece to have as a coin collector! I am super excited to add it to my collection!

    While it would have been cool if it was from a state that I have a connection to, and I do wish that they did not grind off the design, I understand why they do it, and it is still just super exciting to own! It's the small things that just make me happy :D

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  3. Dearborn

    Dearborn Above average collector - Is that an Error?

    pretty cool. I would like to have one too, but I want a broken or chipped one.
    And the design was obliterated on that die, huh? Guess you won't be pressing out your own quarters? LOL
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  4. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    so way kewl!
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's pretty cool. Such a bummer that they grind the entire design off. I've seen some of the Atlanta half dollar (?) dies that just have a big "X" across them. Those are pretty neat.
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  6. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Cool piece of exonumia.
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  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Cool piece. Looks like it clashed with the collar for a while.
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  8. somecoinguy

    somecoinguy Member

    My plans have been foiled! haha! I don't think that would be very profitable anyway :D

    I've seen some with just a big X over it, and I would definitely like to own one of those at some point as well!

    I'm pretty sure you are right! The certificate says that the reason it was retired was due to "Piece Out Border"
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  9. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    beat me to it!
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