Washington quarter strike error or pmd?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by drewish, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. drewish

    drewish New Member

    Was this quarter just in the wrong place at the wrong time or was this caused during the striking process? If it is a strike error, what is the term to describe such an error?

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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    generally in the striking process there are 3 sides. The (1) obverse die, (2) reverse die and the (3) collar. The (3) collar is fixed to create a circular coin. Without the collar or a loose collar you get examples of Broadstruck coins.

    What you see in your coin is an area of flatten rim which goes beyond the boundaries of a collar. It could have been squished by a variety of means for who knows what reasons. For instance if you have ever been in a grocery store when they are moving new loads of stuff around on a lift, some of those have metal wheels. What happens when your shopping cart hits a coin .. it kinda stops the wheel. When those lifts hit stuff it tends to flatten and stop the wheel too.
     
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes.. It is what I call a DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged. :yack:

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  5. drewish

    drewish New Member

    Thanks guys!
     
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    looks like your coin was filed down to be used as a tool. screw driver.
     
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