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 Posted 01/12/2018  1:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TheForce to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So after physical therapy this am I stopped at Dollar General to grab a few things. My change was .90 cents. I got home and as I was putting the quarters in my jar I was like, yep I really miss these spaghetti haired state quarters. I think it added a level of prestige to them. I dislike the hair on the ATB Quarters. Not much detail and kinda mushy looking. I think the hair should have been left alone.
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 Posted 01/12/2018  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Classic head in high relief is better than the spaghetti hair.

Spaghetti hair is better than the classic head in low relief.
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 Posted 01/12/2018  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
my thoughts exactly, JBuck.
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You forgot the gravy.
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 Posted 01/12/2018  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bud250r to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And the meatballs.
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 Posted 01/12/2018  8:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like the 1995 spaghetti hair but not the '96, '97, and '98.
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 Posted 01/14/2018  12:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not surprised that you know them well enough to be able to say that.
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 Posted 01/14/2018  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I am not surprised that you know them well enough to be able to say that.


There's really a pretty big change between '95 and '96. They had slowly "enhanced" the hair detail since 1991 but then in '96 further enhancement was muted but they reversed the concavity of the coin. Where before the reverse was "concave" it '96 it became the obverse. It was '96 when people started complaining about "spaghetti hair". It just doesn't look right.

The states coins have a little better "balance".

Small changes in the design were coming faster and faster back before the states coins and rather than occurring every several years as in the past there were larger changes every year.

I still watch these '90's era coins hoping to find mules. These are coins struck with the wrong reverse die. In the modern era I believe these are made at the beginning of the year when the obverse die is swapped out for the new date and then they forget to change the reverse die. Unfortunately, reverse design changes were minor in this era so mules would be hard to spot if they exist.

The '96 is just an ugly date to me. The '97 and '98 are a little better but still "spaghetti" as are later quarters.
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 Posted 01/15/2018  10:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent information.

I need to take a really close look at my quarters to see if I notice what you are describing.
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 Posted Today  6H 54M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadToTheBone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with buck because I have to look at my quarters again. Spaghetti hair Wow. Thats a new one for sure!
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@cladking,thanks for the info. CCF really benefits from specialists like you.

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