Smashed quarter?

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  1. Don B

    Don B Member

    Found this one a few days ago! IMG_2632 (1).PNG
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  3. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Can we get a picture of both sides and also of the edge that’s smashed or missing please?
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Yes. Both sides please. Could be damage or could be a clipped planchet. I'm not seeing any Blakesly Effect on the opposite side of the portion in question. Would be helpful to see both sides (always).
  5. Don B

    Don B Member

    IMG_2636.PNG IMG_2637.PNG
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Looks slightly MAD too. I still don't see any Blakesly but that doesn't mean it's not a clipped planchet. I would error on the side of saying it is legit. Cool.
  7. Don B

    Don B Member

    Finally a good find!
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'm not sure just yet. Besides not showing the Blakesley Effect, I believe I also see some remnants of the reeds (vertical lines) on the edge where it was clipped. I could be wrong, but that is my thought. What say you @paddyman98 ? @Fred Weinberg ?

  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I'm thinking Straight Clip. Planchet cut out of the edge of the sheet.. But slightly.
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  10. Tlberg

    Tlberg Well-Known Member

    I was wondering why it was a straight line & not curved...edge of the sheet works. Wouldn't the clipped edge be smoother? It almost looks like it could have been ground down.. just curious.
  11. Don B

    Don B Member

    Just found it in my change a few days ago!
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like an ever so slight clip. Nice find and a real Mint error.
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  13. Don B

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  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Looks legitimate to me.
  15. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I feel like some folks are jumping the gun and declaring this a mint error based on some rather blurry photos. It's not clear enough to tell metal flows and I'd appreciate it if the OP could provide more clear photos. Edit: that being said, it does appear more likely to be a straight clip than not... maybe I'm just tired and my eyes are straining. :)
  16. Don B

    Don B Member

    Is this better? IMG_2644.PNG IMG_2641.PNG
  17. Don B

    Don B Member

  18. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    IMO, it's PMD. The core/clad layers are centered, the reeding appears too strong in the clip area, the rims are strong, and the contour of the clip all lead me to believe that it was just someone with a grinder that altered the coin.

    BTW. Much nicer pics
  19. Don B

    Don B Member

    Makes sense, still kind of cool!
  20. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Think scratch off tickets....its been working out a lot.
  21. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

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