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1998 P Quarter Good Looker

 
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 Posted 06/02/2022  4:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add allcoinsaregood to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this quarter in my last roll of quarters from my bank! While not very old (1998) and a Philly mint product, it stands out in a crowd. The Spagetti hair shows really nice on the obverse and the eagles feathers stand out on the reverse with no visible marks in the fields. I am not happy with the overall pics of the obverse and the reverse because I used my phone to take the pics. But I took some backup photos with my microscope to show detailes. I am courious if I should get it graded or just stick it in a flip! Regards all and let me know your thoughts.






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 Posted 06/02/2022  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While there are minute contact marks on the coin, the die state is what you are noticing, but not really seeing. What? Note the devices and the fields on this coin. It is one of the ones ones from the new die. That is why it looks so nice to you, without knowing exactly why. It would be one to hang on to. Someday people will wake up and discover the die states in the fresher states, should be worth a lot more than the extremely worn out dies children. Graders lump them all into a grade category regardless of die state. They also lump in Machine Doubling as well as a normal event for coins. But the trained eye will spot these differences today and down the road when people wake up, then they will realized what they missed out on.

Note the die state on this 1998-P Quarter in MS-68
Don't open these links on your phone the information will be too small and the images will be to large.
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/40855448?...-gaNycGzNDeU
Note the price? But look at the die state.
Now look again at your coin. The die state is much better on your coin. But that is why I mention to look at die states so much. The coin of future interest when they realize die states, is in your hand. The grading is higher than your coin will be, but they are not seeing the beauty of this coin, than the one they have.

MS-67:
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/40177778
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/34066452
Which is the better die state of these two? Top Or bottom coin?
top
Why? 67=

MS-66
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/40532008
https://www.PCGS.com/cert/42781274
Which is the better die state of these two? Top Or bottom coin?
top
Why? 66=
Making the right choice today may help you get better money in the future for coins. (Nothing special about these coins, just using them as an illustration)
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 06/02/2022  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say MS-63, definitely not worth grading.
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But a keeper. Easier to sell a nice looking car, than a rough looking car. Someone will want this for their album.
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 06/02/2022  5:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very good hole filler until better comes along. For a grade, I'm thinking MS61. Not a great candidate for submission to a grading service.
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 Posted 06/02/2022  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add allcoinsaregood to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to everyone for your comments! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I wish all good hunting.
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 Posted 06/02/2022  7:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


COOP - I can't remember hearing it explained quite that way. BUT, it makes a whole lot of sense.

In my own way, I've kind of just realized, I have been doing what you describe. I also often remind myself to "buy the coin, not the slab".

Thanks

Yes indeed, that's a nice looking quarter.
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06/02/2022 7:23 pm
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 Posted 06/07/2022  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks circulated to me. AU-58.
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