WHY :(

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by bruthajoe, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    Ya finally find a nice die crack and it's gotta big ol scratch on it.:mad: 191216_000359.jpg 191216_000319.jpg 191216_000632.jpg 191216_000503.jpg
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  3. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Not just a scratch either, someone deliberately put an X on that coin...
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  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

  5. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    I mean seriously.
  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    You think people were using these for money, novelty or something ridiculous like that.
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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    The nerve of some people! That crack would have made that coin worth at least 25c.

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  8. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    Totally ate into my overhead.
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  9. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    I honestly thought it may have been a shattered die at first, my disappointment followed soon after.
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It's an X-cellent X-ample of a damaged coin.

    XOXOXO :hungover:
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  11. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    I just got a little over X-cited.
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  12. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    I will never know the reason why, so much to lose so much to gain. I had a dream of a 1994 Washington rising in the sky from behind the silhouettes of snow capped mountains and was awakened by visions of scars inflicted by the battle of time.
  13. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    A perfectly good die crack coin turned into Xcrement!
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  14. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Purely for the sake of offering a - different perspective - shall we say. Personally, I say what difference does it make ? I mean after all, when ya get right down to it in plain and simple language, die cracks themselves are nothing but flaws. And to me their presence greatly detracts from the coin.

    But that's me. And my mantra is and always has been - collect what ya like. So if you like die cracks well then more power to ya. But just remember that not everybody sees them the same way that you do.
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Shame that coin was made into a X on the reverse. Die cracks are plentiful so keep looking and you'll find a good one.
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  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    It may be a treasure map.

    May I recommend you drill into the middle of the X as there may be some treasure hidden inside. Don't worry, any damage and it will still be worth 25 cents.

    Then when it shows up again within the next year or more from someone else we can tell 'em that it was drilled and it's not a Mint Error. Then they can question why in the world someone would drill into a quarter ... thus it has to be a Mint Error ... then we can link them to this thread. :)
  17. cpm9ball

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    Everyone please take note that I am giving Doug a "Like".

  18. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Send it to the film crew on Oak Island.

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  19. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I have an early classic head half Eagle that I purchased for a song. Someone had very lightly scratched an “X” in the field. With my fading eyesight I can’t even see it. I still love the old coin.
  20. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    and the hits just keep on comin.
  21. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    Who does that, why? They wanna stone me and burn me at the stake when I clean a 44 wheat. Imagine if I started carving my initials into them.;)
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