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 Posted 11/09/2018  06:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Hardesty420 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
hey everybody!

I have been referencing the forums here for about a week now and finally decided it was time to join.
My husband and I have been collecting pocket change for about 3 and a half years now.
We never looked at the gobs of change in our pockets, just came home and emptied them into a large 3 gallon jug.
Anyhow, we recently decided to turn it in, since it was over half full, but I decided I should go through it before we turn it in at the bank.
I have come across several questionable coins, which I will post later, but yesterday, I found a 1980 (my birth year) Washington quarter. It is a beautiful specimen, and the shine is actually what caught my attention. Considering its age, I wouldn't think it would have looked so good.
Ok so, I was getting up close and noticed the mint mark, I first thought it was a d. So I broke out the magnifying glass, and noticed a little difference. So I got the microscope to really zoom in, and now I'm not sure what to make of it. Can someone please help me out? I would appreciate the feed back.
Thanks in advance, jen

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 Posted 11/09/2018  07:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 11/09/2018  08:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF Jen.
Not seeing a DDO,doubled die obverse. Not seeing a RPM,re-punched mint mark. Looks like worn die,aka DDD and circulation flattening. Looking forward to your other finds.
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 Posted 11/09/2018  12:30 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
To CCF! The mint mark is showing Post Strike Damage ( PSD). Your Quarter shows Die Deterioration with die flow lines flowing to the rims outwards. This is not an error, just a normal part of the minting process. The die slowly breaks down from normal wear and tear, from striking a ton of planchets at the U.S. Mint. Your coin is only worth face value.
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More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1988 P LMC RDV-006, 1998 P LMC Wide AM, and 2000 P LMC Wide AM. http://goccf.com/t/327834 http://goccf.com/t/294303 http://goccf.com/t/312900
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
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 Posted 11/09/2018  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably suffering from vending machine damage. The mint mark is flattened.
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