Thoughts on this bicentennial quarter?

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  1. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    Found this in the wife's car this morning in loose change. It's in real nice shape in hand. Wondering what the semi circular line is left of old George's head? Is that some kind of planchet flaw? Screenshot_20210410-184510_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20210410-184522_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20210410-184549_Gallery.jpg
     
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  3. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Probable contact with a 'counting machine'. Not mint related.......post mint damage.
     
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  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Stellar photogs......:)
     
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  5. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    From a coin rolling machine :arghh:
     
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Poor George.
    Great pictures though.
     
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  7. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    Thanks they were quick takes. The coin is real nice for a circulating one. I think it was hoarded a long time and recently spent.
     
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I feel like a lot of bicentennial coins were hoarded.
     
  9. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    Ugh, cant tell you how many coins I've found with this exact mark on them from the coin rolling machine (mostly pennies for some reason), :(
    Sometimes it's a whole circle, not just part of one...
     
  10. Scott2020

    Scott2020 New Member

    Here here...
     
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  11. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    man I really had my hopes up when I looked at the area circled in yellow which is where the weakness ALWAYS is on these. Then I saw the area circled in red and my heart sank. I wasn't so concerned about the wrapping machine ring,

    the wrapping machine damage is what it is, but there's some very intentional scraping on this coin (reverse circled in red) obverse, top of washingtons head/hair.

    this is a shame nobody recognized it sooner and took care of it. this would have been one of the better strikes and a possible candidate for MS68 had it not been abused and found sooner.
     
  12. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    You are correct. My mother was one of them who hoarded them. 16 1 pound coffee cans worth to be exact, starting in around 1984 to about 1987/88. Then she woke up one day and realized they wouldn't be worth more than face value so she turned them all into the bank for paper currency. Bought a base optioned Camaro with the money.
     
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  13. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Maybe those marks are stains or chemical corrosion of some type that ate into the material.
     
  14. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    I've been seeing them all day, every day, which stinks. I try to check every one. I know they're rare in circulation, but a few of those babies are silver, lol.
     
  15. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Well the silver ones are indeed rare. But on average I get the regular non-silver one at least once every week in my daily coin change. I do have a handful that I have put aside because they are in really great condition. I get so many perhaps because I wash my vehicles at the self-serve carwash a few times per week and most I get come out of the quarter change machine.
     
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  16. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    As i child, i always loved the bicentennial quarters, so i kept every one i got in change in a separate bag. I have hundreds, at this point. I'll look eventually, and roll them. Nothing special, I'm sure, lol.
     
  17. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Big job rolling them by hand if you accumulate a large quantity. It took my mother about three months to roll all the ones she had in those used coffee cans. She worked on it between 2 and 4 hours daily until they were all rolled. After every rolling session, her fingers were dirty like she had just handled a load of mesquite charcoal.
     
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  18. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    I've rolled before, you're mother is a tough cookie! Kicks my butt every time.
     
  19. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    from my experience hunting boxes of quarters, bicentennials are about 1 per roll to 1 per every two rolls on average. usually it's 25-50 of them per box and pretty common, I've never found a silver one in circulation though.
     
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  20. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I have found 2 or 3 silver bicentennials in circulation. That is over the span of almost a decade searching and probably well over $250,000 searched.
     
  21. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    That's my new goal. I saw at least 50 today, obviously none silver. By this time next year, i hope to find one in circulation.
     
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