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Questions About Planchet/Clad Errors In State Quarters.

 
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 Posted 10/06/2022  7:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Matthew123456 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
****Sorry for the issues with the photos. I'm still learning how to upload images correctly. It seems to only allow me to post up to three (3) photos per post***

Hey everyone!

I'm a novice coin collector & a new member of this forum! Big thanks to whoever started this forum; it's already helped me learn SO much!

I've got a few quarters with possible errors. I'm struggling to identify potential planchet/clad errors. Here are the details & photos of each:

2001-D Rhode Island Quarter: It's got some notable discoloration on both sides.

1984 Quarter: There are a few areas where the lettering doesn't seem to have been stamped completely. I'm wondering if it's possible/common for a section of letting to get "rubbed off."

Any input at all would be invaluably helpful!!!


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 Posted 10/06/2022  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
People are going to come along and ask for pics, since we really can't make judgements about your specific coins without specific pics. But, we can give some generalizations.

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2001-D Rhode Island Quarter: It's got some notable discoloration on both sides.

"Discoloration" is, almost always, environmental damage, rather than some kind of mint error. The coin got buried, or left in a chlorinated pool or fountain.

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2004-P Texas Quarter: I cannot tell whether this is just tarnished or if it's an error.

See above.

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1984 Quarter: There are a few areas where the lettering doesn't seem to have been stamped completely. I'm wondering if it's possible/common for a section of letting to get "rubbed off."

We really need to see this one to make a call, but in general, yes, it's possible for pieces of lettering to be missing from a coin. This might be post-mint damage (something hit the coin, scraping a piece of the letter away), or it might be a "grease-filled die". Chances are it's "just PMD", but without a pic we can't say; grease-filled dies are common enough for people to find at random. Unless the "missing letters" are particualrly unfortunate or amusing (like the "In God We Rust" coins), they don't attract much if any premium.
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Thanks for the pics. The discoloration is environmental damage and the weak letter are due to a worn die. Sorry, but they aren't errors
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@matt, first welcome to CCF. Second, best practice is to start a new thread for each new coin but don't stress about this first thread. Please just keep it in mind moving forward.

With regard to weak details, there are a variety of potential reasons for this including being struck through a little grease and circulation flattening.
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