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1972 D Washington in Change, Preserved for Future Collectors

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stewart
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 Posted 03/24/2012  07:51 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stewart to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have a small glass on my desk that I throw my daily change in. And time permitting on the weekends usually I go through it checking for nice date and condition coins before spending them again. This weekend I found this 1972 D Washington Quarter in the glass. It is in quite nice condition for a change find that is 40 years old. As soon as I saw it I thought of a statement I had read that really struck a cord with me in a recent Coin Week Article written by our own cc99999.


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the time will come, and sooner than you think, when future generations look back at the dawn of the clad era and wonder why gem and gem+ coins from this period aren't readily available. And when that day comes they will look at us, the supposed stewards of America's numismatic heritage, and see how we failed them.


http://www.coinweek.com/news/coin-g...-everything/

The article speaks mostly of Eisenhower dollars but also heavily addresses All Modern Coinage


So this little change find beauty has been photographed and carefully put into a 2x2 holder to be preserved.


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that is a nice coin.Where did you get it?bank roll?
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f16,
I found the quarter in my everyday change. It stood right out against the rest of the change. It looks even better in hand than it does in the pictures. I need to practice some more with the photography to try to get the pictures closer to what it looks like at the desk
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that is a nice coin.Where did you get it?bank roll?


Do you just look at the pictures here?
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 Posted 03/24/2012  7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Isn't that a type "b"!?!?

It's valuable already iff so.
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Very cool ;-)
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cladking,

I forgot to even check it for a "B" reverse. But it is not one
after checking it. I think the reason it may look like one
in the pictures is that the "T,A,T,E,S" in States looks to have
had grease in the die when it was struck.
Also after looking at it again in the 2x2 holder I flipped
it over and the reverse is roughly 10 degrees off from the obverse.
Thank You for getting me to look at it again today. Who knows
how long before I would have dug it out again to look
Without know it was a rotated die.
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Do you just look at the pictures here?




I often wonder that myself,
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I forgot to even check it for a "B" reverse. But it is not one
after checking it. I think the reason it may look like one
in the pictures is that the "T,A,T,E,S" in States looks to have
had grease in the die when it was struck.


I do need to get a lot more familiar with these. I guess between my lack of good familiarity, the weak strike and unfortunate camera abngle I just got thrown.

Incidentally the '72-D was the last date minted before 1979 to disappear (statistically) from circulation in AU condition. This occurred about 1996. It very soon after disappeared in XF as well. A few XF's that were saved since the states issues were released have trickled back into circulation.

I suspect it held up so well because the surfaces were harder but there may be other factors as well. An AU is a pretty tough coin today but was common as recently as the late-'80's.
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 Posted 03/26/2012  4:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice!

I wonder if it was recently reintroduced to circulation after sitting in a jar for a couple of decades.
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