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1980 P Washington Quarter ( never saw this error before)

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jpolk15
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 Posted 03/05/2010  12:31 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jpolk15 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi everybody. I need help trying to figure out what type of error my 1980 P Quarter has. I have never saw anything like this in my life. It has a front and a back and everything is visible. The side of the coin is missing the ridges. When you hold it on the side it looks like two coins have been pressed together. It has a score all the way around the side. I swear it looks to me like two different blank coins were stuck together. It's the same roundness as a normal quarter. I need help on this bad. Can somebody please help me out. I have tried to do some research on the internet but can't find anything at all. Thank you so much. Justin

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 Posted 03/05/2010  01:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It has a score all the way around the side


Can you elaborate a little on this?
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 Posted 03/05/2010  02:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jpolk15 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah it looks like it has been scored with a machine or something. It's a perfect cut all the way around the coin. That's why I thought it was two blank coins stuck together on accident. This coin is crazy. It doesn't have the ridges around the rim like a normal coin has. It's just smooth and has the cut down the middle.
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 Posted 03/05/2010  06:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add afcop13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When you line it up with another quarter, is it slightly smaller? If so, someone altered the coin, shaved it down, machined it, etc.
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 Posted 03/05/2010  08:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pyrbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pictures would help with this one. Here is what I think you have. A coin missing the reeding (what you call ridges) is common and is damage. You find this alot in halves. Collectors usually refer to these as slot machine coins but it can also come from constant use in vending machines. The rolling of the coin in the machines removes the reeding. Think about a quarter that is constantly being used at a car wash station going back and forth between the change machine and the washing stations. This is just one example. I would think the line around the edge is also damage but I would need to see a picture to be sure.
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Yeah it looks like it has been scored with a machine or something. It's a perfect cut all the way around the coin. That's why I thought it was two blank coins stuck together on accident. This coin is crazy. It doesn't have the ridges around the rim like a normal coin has. It's just smooth and has the cut down the middle.


So there is a circular groove running all the way around the middle of the edge of the coin?
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 Posted 03/05/2010  2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jpolk15 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can I upload pics. on this site or would I have to email them to you.
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 Posted 03/05/2010  3:00 pm  Show Profile Check biokemist6's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add biokemist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
you can upload pics less than 100kb in size or you can link to a photo hosting website
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Are you sure it's not a magicians coin?
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 Posted 01/02/2011  09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tnt1901 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found one too but, I checked the size with a standard quarter and found it to be the exact same size down to a 1000th of an inch. Mine don't have any sign that the ribs were ever put on and no sign of being machined.
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 Posted 01/02/2011  11:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pyrbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
TNT1901, welcome to the forum. Again we will need pics to really tell you what you have. If you could take at least 3 pics (one of each side and one of the edge) we can help you.
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 Posted 01/02/2011  1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coincollector123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i have one of those for a half dollar. But again we still need pics. Tell us if you cant upload them so you can send us a copy so we can upload them.
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 Posted 06/18/2011  2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add elmoz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a quarter that is similar to this description. Mine, however, is not missing the reeding. It has two sets of reeding that are not exactly aligned. It does not appear to be two quarters glued because a stack of two is noticeably taller. It definitely weights more than a single quarter. I have pictures and will try to upload.
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 Posted 06/18/2011  2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pyrbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Again, we need photos to tell you what you have. Could you shoot some digital photos and post them?
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I have a quarter that is similar to this description. Mine, however, is not missing the reeding. It has two sets of reeding that are not exactly aligned. It does not appear to be two quarters glued because a stack of two is noticeably taller. It definitely weights more than a single quarter.

Here are a couple pictures of my assumed mint error.






Does anyone have a name for this type of error?
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