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1981 P Washington Quarter With A Tumor On The Neck

 
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 Posted 12/12/2019  6:54 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add AndOr to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone! New poster here. I was going through my pocket change when I felt this bump on this 1981 P quarter. Examining it under a loupe, it appears that Washington has a tumor growing out of his neck:





I really don't know much about errors, so I really don't know what it is I'm looking at. It looks like a piece of a planchet was pressed into this coin maybe? I'll try to take better pictures soon.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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It looks like Glue to me.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AndOr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Chase! Thanks for the reply. It certainly feels and looks metallic under the loop, and has the same color as the metal, but who knows.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Put it in some acetone and see if it disappears.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes these are typically dried crazy glue rather than a mint error.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AndOr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Bobby & Spence. Luckily my daughter left her nail polish remover behind that contains acetone! I poured some on the anomaly and let it sit. Nope, not glue.



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I really wish I could get a decent photo! Viewed sidewise, I estimate the lump rises about 1mm high from the plane. It looks like something was scraped across the face and fused there. I don't think the coin was gouged after the coin was pressed, as the metal seems to flow evenly from all the edges.

I just thought this was interesting, I've just gotten into coin collecting as a diversion, and I'm a little enthusiastic I suppose :D

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 Posted 12/12/2019  8:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Enthusiasm is awesome! Despite the glue resisting the acetone, I'm not convinced that it isn't just extra material on the surface of the coin. Can you please post the weight of this coin? Thx.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AndOr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Right now all I have is a kitchen scale, and the weight is 0.2 oz
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 Posted 12/12/2019  9:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No one else has said this yet, so I guess I will... when it was suggested you use acetone, we were saying pure acetone you can get at your hardware store, NOT nail polish remover! There are lots of impurities in nail polish remover that you don't want on your coin! It isn't the same just because it has acetone in it! You didn't say how long you left it in the nail polish remover, but if it is a big hulk of glue it might require a longer soak (but not in nail polish remover). Even if it is a piece of metal and not glue, I'm not sure it would add any value.

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 Posted 12/13/2019  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is highly unlikely to be a mint error, if it is not some sort of glue substance it maybe solder, but we really need a clear close up to tell what it is, we are just playing a guessing game from the images provided.
As mentioned (Pure Acetone was needed not nail polish remover, and it needs to soak in it overnight).
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