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1981 d quarter, how did this get past the mint?  
 

 
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 Posted 03/21/2018  12:07 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Genodat to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I got this as change. I Found it in my possession, while paying the automatic checkout stand/it wouldn't accept this quarter. I have no real idea where I was given it "AS" change...
The planchet's are slightly overhanging the copper and IT'S thin/underweight. And is thinner on one edge/thinns along its diameter.
The reed marks are still present on the copper so IT was definitely made this way.
Besides being Uber Dirty:-) I am "Asumming" this quarter is authentic and an error coin?

Anyone know good references to this particular error type?














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 Posted 03/21/2018  12:21 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I assume the lower coin is the one is question. That would be environmental damage, so it escaped the mint as a normal coin and was, at some point, exposed to an acidic environment.

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 Posted 03/21/2018  12:52 am  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And seeing the edge confirms was dipped/cleaned in acid. The acid removes the copper core before the surface.
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My first comment was with only seeing the now third pic of the reverse comparison. Seeing the edge confirms my suspicion based on the description. Acid, whether in soil or an intentional concentrated application, will eat away the copper core more quickly than the CuNi cladding on either side. That creates a trough on the edge like what is seen on your coin.

It doesn't much matter in this case, but make it a practice to always hold coins by the edge and not the faces.
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 Posted 03/21/2018  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Environmental Damage.
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 Posted 03/21/2018  10:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Not an error coin.
That quarter did not leave the mint looking like that.
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 Posted 03/21/2018  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nope.



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