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1979-D Washington quarter mintmark error?

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 Posted 06/03/2008  02:13 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add JOE to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I've just recently gotten into the hobby of coin collecting, And I think I found an "Error coin", And I was wondering what it's average value would be.
The error is in the mint-mark, For some reason my camera refuses to take extremely zoomed in shots, But from looking at the coin under a magnifying glass, It appears to be the "D" mint-mark, But for some reason the D is not hollow except for a tiny hole in the middle, It sort of looks like a doughnut. I'm not sure if it was double-struck or if it was struck again by a P mint-mark, I'm waiting to buy a better quality magnifying glass to check this.

There does not appear to be any errors on the reverse side of the coin, But I also posted a photo of it in case I might have missed something.

Hopefully these photos will be good enough to verify is this is an error coin or not. You can click the photos to expand them and get a better view of the mint-mark.






Also, Thanks everyone, I have received a lot of help in the short time I have been here.

Edited by JOE
06/03/2008 02:17 am
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 Posted 06/03/2008  08:46 am  Show Profile Check biokemist6's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add biokemist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is normal, that was caused by a worn mint mark punch. For another example of this, look at a 79-S proof- it will be a blob as well(unless you happen to have the much rarer Type 2 clear mint mark that utilized a new punch towards the end of the year for proof coins)
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Edited by biokemist6
06/03/2008 11:38 am
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 Posted 06/03/2008  09:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coppercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yup, what he said.

Same thing is common for all different denominations...1977-1981.
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 Posted 06/08/2008  06:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add junjiesalvador to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There seems to be a doubling on the word QUARTER. What type of doubling is that - a strike or machine doubling or what?

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 Posted 06/09/2008  11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amac44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
junjie its machine doubling.
but I notice maybe a clash on reverse by the west wing?
has anyone else see it?
Edited by amac44
06/09/2008 11:29 am
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