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1983 D US Quarter that I just found in my pocket question  
 

 
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 Posted 04/16/2018  4:03 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Abombs315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello All Iím Abombs315, long time listener and first time caller. I am new to this hobby and have a question that I canít find the answer to anywhere and I am really hoping that someone can help me. The image I uploaded is the reverse. Of my subject Quarter and of you look between the eagles legs there is a profile of George Washington that appears to be purposely put there. It seems to me to be pretty rare and just wondering if anyone else that may have this Quarter has seen the same or is it an unknown addition by the artist and only on one die or whatever? Please help and thank you for having me here.


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 Posted 04/16/2018  4:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I can see the outline of what appears to be the portrait of Washington, but there is nothing on any die in use by the mint that resembles what is on your coin.

In my opinion, I think the coin has had some damage done to it and it just happens to look like the outline of the portrait.

I'll ask the mods to move this thread to the errors section so you can get more opinions.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Your post was moved to the appropriate forum for the proper attention.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Abombs315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it is worn pretty well but I got excited when I noticed that. I continue to look at images for the reverse and saw a faint one or two. Thank you again
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 Posted 04/16/2018  5:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That area on the die is the outside part of the die. So something made contact with the field area. altering that area. It was not planned, it is your brain figuring out what it is. I found something similar on a different coin:

Something altered my coin on that area and it looks like an angry face. But at no other angle can light make this happen on my coin, except at 12:00 direction. It goes away at any other angle. Just something on my coin casting shadows.
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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 04/16/2018  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Abombs315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thatís fascinating for sure. I understand exactly what you mean though.just weird. I just canít keep from thinking that it canít be anything but a portrait. It doesnít really follow the contour of the wing or isnít smooth like the body. I really do appreciate you taking the time to help a novice out in this.


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 Posted 04/16/2018  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
People alter coins on purpose also:






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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 04/16/2018  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First welcome to CCF. Second, with regard to your comment:


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I just canít keep from thinking that it canít be anything but a portrait.


It could be pareidolia.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Giwalsh to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Iíve seen lots of crazy hits and weird wear patterns but thatís pretty cool,only a quarter to keep so I would!
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 Posted 04/16/2018  8:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Abombs315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for your opinions and information.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Check DrDon's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add DrDon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Last week someone posted a cent they wanted help with. When I looked at the coin this caught my eye.


Looks like a rose to me. What do you think?
I do not see what you are seeing on your quarter nor what coop sees on his cent.

Sorry almost forgot.
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Quote:
People alter coins on purpose also:

Two questions coop.

1: do you own any of these?
2: any of your art work shown?

I think many of these are works of art.
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 Posted 04/17/2018  12:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not mine. I wouldn't damage a coin. I'm not that talented. But appreciate when a job is well done.
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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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