Unusual Tick Marks

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Sting 60, Jun 9, 2023.

  1. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    I don't remember seeing this unless it was on a parking lot coin. This is right out of the Mint, a US Bicentennial Silver Uncirculated Set. Can anyone tell me what would cause these tick marks on the quarter. Shows up on both sides. Regards

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  3. cwart

    cwart Senior Member

    I'm wondering if the coin didn't have a close encounter with the machine that sealed it in the pack...
  4. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Could have been caused by the sealing process. There is a pocket of air around each coin which could cause environmental damage. It also depends on where and how they are stored. They are still very nice coins, thanks for sharing.
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  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I think I have seen coins on CT with those kind of marks, and it was blamed on the sealer.
  6. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    So, this is really just a packaging damage and nothing too exciting then?
  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like the coin was damaged in the sealing process to me.
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  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hey! Did anyone think that it might be from the sealing machine? :smuggrin:
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  10. cwart

    cwart Senior Member

    you sure about that @SensibleSal66 ? ;)
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  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    @paddyman98 is at his uncle's funeral in Porta Rico.
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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I agree with package sealing damage.

    It was only for 2 days. I returned on Thursday 3:00 am.. 4 hour delay due to engine problem on plane before takeoff. I'm glad they found out before we left :confused:
    They made us switch planes :wideyed:
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  13. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Wow, close call. Glad to have you back and safe!
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    If you look closely at the lower left side of the seal on the Eisenhower, you can see a similar pattern that is on the edge of the quarter, so I would conclude it was damaged by the sealing machine and not caught in quality control, if there was any.
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  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yeah, I've seen these sealing-machine-damage examples show up in numerous threads here, although I don't remember for sure whether I've seen it myself. It seems to me that I have, but I'm not sure I could put my hands on an example. (I'm not sure I could put my hands on any sealed Mint set without a good bit of searching. Yes, I have a clutter problem.)
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