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1983 Missing "L" Quarter Error? Plus Possible Mintmark Error

 
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 Posted 01/27/2020  03:37 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bamagama to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello!
I found this 1983 quarter in circulation. It's pretty beat up, I think the term is Good or About Good? There's plenty of dings and scratches all over the front and back, but it's still legible word-wise etc.

The first error is a possible S over D? Or a filled in mintmark? I've never seen a D filled like that on a 1983 so not sure if it is a manufacture damage or a valuable error.

Now for the really cool part! The 2nd L in the word DOLLAR on the back is gone! Well, not entirely; there's a verrrrrrry faint hint of the top of the L and the bottom, but other than that it's smooth. There's no deep gauges or like, 'scoring' marks on/around the missing L that would be indicative of it being removed on purpose, at least to my eye! But I'm still a novice at this

Any info on this error or it's Value is really appreciated! I'm very grateful this community exists, thank you for sharing your knowledge!





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 Posted 01/27/2020  05:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First coin is simply a filled in mint mark. It's what happens when the little pin that makes the whole in the mint mark gets worn down and eventually breaks off. Nothing special, very common.

Second coin looks like a grease filled die which is quite interesting. Those are common as well but I haven't seen one single letter almost blurred out and the rest normal. Common, but still cool. I would keep it.
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 Posted 01/27/2020  05:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bamagama to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh! It's all on a single coin, not two different ones :) Sorry if I wrote it confusingly!

I've never heard of the grease die filling, that's really cool! There are so many things that can/do go wrong with coins I have yet to learn about.

So in general, it's safe to assume this would be worth 25 cents? Lol
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 Posted 01/27/2020  06:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ah I see thank you.

Yes I would say it adds no value to it. I would keep it though either way because of that grease filled die.

Here's a few links:

https://varietyerrors.com/coin-price-guide/

https://www.coinnews.net/tools/erro...escriptions/

Good link for common errors:

http://lincolncentsonline.com/error.html
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 Posted 01/27/2020  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, but just a spender I think.



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 Posted 01/28/2020  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bamagama to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much for the links! Those are a big help :)

And aw man... it's a bit disappointing to hear it's a 'spender', I was really hopeful since I've seen nothing like it!
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 Posted 01/29/2020  02:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No problem, happy to help!

Don't worry, if you continue this hobby and continue learning, you'll find something worth the while.

Have hope and keep searching!
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