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 Posted 04/19/2012  1:48 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add chzman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I am new to the forum and was looking for some input on this coin that I found going through about 30 dollars worth of loose change. I enjoy the artwork and history behind these coins but I am inexperienced at what to look for while cherry picking, something I can afford to do. I know that there were some Alaska State Quarters that were minted with an extra claw, the coin I have looks like two extra claws. Would someone please take a look at this coin and offer thoughts.

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 Posted 04/19/2012  1:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


It is hard to tell from your photo, but it is possible.

Here is one listed on a web site, just search on extra claw:
http://hermes.csd.net/~coneca/conte...entfinds.htm

Basically it is a die chip between 2 claws.
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Thanks for the reply wquinn!

I will try getting better pics but here are two others maybe they are better.



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 Posted 04/19/2012  2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yours looks like it has 2 die chips between the right most 3 claws. It might be better for you to compare your coin to the web site to determine it.

Maybe yours has 7 claws?
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 Posted 04/19/2012  2:26 pm  Show Profile Check biokemist6's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add biokemist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

None of the Alaska quarters were minted with an "extra" claw. The claw portion of the die design is a point of inherent weakness subject to repeated chipping so you can find many AK quarters with die chips in the claw.
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 Posted 04/19/2012  2:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chzman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gotcha, thank you both!
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