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Hello I Have A Coin That I Found. Wanted To Use Your Knowledge To Tell Me More (1987 Quarter)

 
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 Posted 12/01/2021  8:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 7Csnewtocoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a 1987 Quarter that is from the Philadelphia mint. There are two fives stamped one above the other on the head of Washington. Can anyone tell me if this is an error from the mint. I looked at a dollar bill and the 5 matches the fives in serial number. But how did the quarter get stamped?


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 Posted 12/01/2021  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@7cs, first welcome to CCF. Second, someone has stamped that number five on this quarter after it left the mint. I suspect that there may be a matching area of flattening in the rev. It is a fun find, but only worth face value.
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 Posted 12/01/2021  9:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a mint error. It's called counter stamped I believe. Someone "stamped" the 5s on the coin after leaving the mint. Some are collectible but for most it's PMD(post min damage).
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 Posted 12/01/2021  9:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
it's called a "counterstamp". Someone took it upon themselves to hammer the number five into your quarter. Yes, some people collect them, but these are not associated with the mint, they simply are post mint damage. There is a long running thread here on CCF with members showing their finds, you can find the postings by using the search box in the upper left hand of every page here. Sorry, no real value above face.

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 Posted 12/01/2021  9:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I agree with this being a counterstamp quarter. Usually it is done to Lincoln Cents, but other coins get the treatment from time to time as well. Lets see if Jbuck chimes in. If he does have a look at his avatar pic.
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 Posted 12/01/2021  9:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, counterstrike.
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 Posted 12/01/2021  11:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing in the minting process would do this.
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 Posted 12/02/2021  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 7Csnewtocoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the help everyone and for welcoming me to the community. I just started a small collection of coins a couple months ago. I think I'll add this one to it. Just as a reminder.
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