Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Reaghan, Jul 31, 2020.
Post mint damage?
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@paddyman98 or others for more definitive answers.
Probably put under a table leg to stabilize it.
maybe some other pictures with different lighting to highlight the scratching, if it's there from buffing, will help to figure it out conclusively.
I see no evidence of any metal being removed in the images. The weak edges are more proof that this is either a very weak strike or a planchet that is under tolerance.
I agree, (for what its worth, I am not the experts many others on this thread are). The edges being weak also strengthened my argument for a very weak strike.
Looking at the reverse I can see swirls that @paddyman98 mentioned. We're only looking at a photo but could those swirls be part of the coins design if not enough pressure was applied to the press? This is an area passed by my knowledge.
This was my first thought when I saw your photos. I believe this to be a genuine, down to earth error. May I ask where you got this coin? Can you shed some light on this please @Fred Weinberg?
Should I bring it to my local coin dealer and have it sent off for verification?
Only if you promise to get back to us with the results.
@Reaghan I agree with Paddy. Take it to your LCS and get back to us with what they said. Don't send in at this point in time. Be patient dear, be patient.
@Collecting Nut you are thinking of a "die adjustment strike".
The problem is usually the center strikes up better than the edge, which is not the case here.
I lean towards a heavy wooden table leg, with the fort side up. On legs that are turned on a lathe, there is usually a little dimple at the center, which is why that part of the design isn't damaged. The table was heavy enough that George's hair (what little detail there is these days) was smoothed down.
Definitely not a weak strike.
A weak strike should still have strong rims that were formed before the strike during
the upsetting process. They would not be flattened as a result of a weaker-than-normal strike. That makes no sense. Look above the word STATES on the obverse. No way a weak strike would do that.
Weak strikes also have very weak edge reeding. The poster's quarter has strong reeding that is seen despite not seeing the edge directly.
It also is not a grease-filled die as that doesn't affect the rims either. Look at this heavy grease-filled die on a cent. Strong rims despite almost no design.
The answer is the quarter was altered.
We don't have to prove how it was altered. You have to prove it is an error, and I have proved why it is neither a greaser or a weak strike.
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