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What Have I Got Here? What Happened To This US Quarter?

 
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 Posted 01/02/2020  10:49 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add GABatGH to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This came out of a Coinstar yesterday with a number of other coins, (the most other interesting being a Susan B. Anthony).

The eagle feels like a quarter.
It doesn't sound like a quarter.
I can catch my fingernail on that 'stripe'.
The reeding at the end of the 'stripe' is affected by that stripe.

Did this happen during minting?
Did someone do this intentionally after minting?

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01/02/2020 11:02 am
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 Posted 01/02/2020  11:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a minting error.PMD.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  11:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It was deliberately ground down.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  11:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GABatGH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder how... and why? The starburst pattern radiating from the center, and then that 'stripe', has really got me flummoxed.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  1:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unless you were there at the time, it is hard to say exactly what
happened but the fact there is no rim proves it is not an error
and was done after the coin was minted.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  5:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GABatGH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"the fact there is no rim"

I do not follow this idea, especially since the coin *does* have a reeded rim.


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 Posted 01/02/2020  5:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can see the displaced metal on the edge of the coin showing on the reeds on the edge of the coin. The rim is that area between the edge of the die and the collar with the reed design in them. Between the two, they form the design with the die, the reeds and circular edge on the coin and what is left over forms the rim on the coin.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  6:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice example of PMD! I'd toss it into a 2x2--but that's just me.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GABatGH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I cannot believe I've been calling the outside of a coin the "rim" all these years, when in fact it is the "edge". Moreso, I cannot believe nobody hasn't corrected me!

So there's no doubt that this begun as a normally minted quarter?

The more I fiddle with it, the odder it seems. It is not flat. It's concave on the eagle side, which is clearly visible when a straight edge(like a ruler) is held up against it. It was then I noticed that the edge isn't perpendicular to the face anymore.


Beside's the non-faced side being convex, there's a hump in it.


The whole thing is just weird, and I know we'll never get the full story behind it. That's part of the fun :D
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 Posted 01/02/2020  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add llewellin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If the damage has a possibility of having occurred after minting, then it cannot be considered a mint error. I can see how a normal coin could be damaged to end up looking like this, so it cannot be a minting error.
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Quote:
The more I fiddle with it, the odder it seems.


Tell me how this happened....

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 Posted 01/02/2020  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
definitely PMD.

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 Posted 01/03/2020  05:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not unusual at all. Someone had too much time on their hands and access to a grinder. The heat from grinding caused the cup shape of the coin.
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