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1981 D Quarter that has extra metal?

 
 
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 Posted 07/11/2018  12:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Wooden1165 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This quarter looks and feels like it has extra metal!I know that doesn't sound right,but it does. I think... My husband was looking at it under the microscope and it looked like it has circles all around some wore out lettering on the back. I picked it up and found out that those s places were raised even and kinda sharp. What do yall make of it?




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 Posted 07/11/2018  12:48 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are stains, not errors. It's Post Strike Damage.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  12:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wooden1165 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm..Those places on it are sharp though. Is that normal for a stain?
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 Posted 07/11/2018  1:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a stain but not extra metal either or it wouldn't be transparent.
Possibly glue. Have you seen if it could be picked off?
Sometimes acetone can be used to remove it.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chipjones to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like glue. Yes acetone will remove it.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  1:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wooden1165 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No we can't remove it. I am not sure what it is. But it's very sharp. And it looks to only be on the messed up lettering too
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 Posted 07/11/2018  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with @jd and @cj that this is dried glue. You should be able to peel it off the surface with a sharp edge like a razor blade. Soaking in the right solvent for long enough would remove it also (acetone is a good start, but there are others). Regardless, this coin is a spender.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dried clue is what it is. Spend it, don't mess with it. Not worth the time. Altered coin.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  3:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's dried up glue. Not an error. Spend it.
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