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Annoying Marks On Coins Made By Searchers

 
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 Posted 03/21/2020  11:22 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
As a roll searcher, I come across all kinds of interesting and not-so-interesting stuff. One thing that bothers me a bit are marks left on coins by roll searchers. Most of us have seen Kennedy halves 'marked' by silver searchers. Well, it appears there are searchers/hunters marking quarters in their quest for W mints. The attached photo is representative of what I've been finding lately. This coin was pulled from a customer wrapped roll, where five 2019D San Antonio quarters were marked using what appears to be a black Sharpie.


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 Posted 03/21/2020  11:55 am  Show Profile   Check chrisof4's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chrisof4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I never saw the point to this. I see marks on a small percentage of coins, and I seldom see the same marks twice. If the goal is to skip past a coin previously examined, then it seems like the effort to mark all coins as they are examined outweighs the benefit of occasionally examining a coin twice. Maybe I am wrong.
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 Posted 03/21/2020  2:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think those are from roll searchers. I think those quarters ended up in food service tip jars. It's common for many food service workers to mark tip coins with nail polish or markers.
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 Posted 03/21/2020  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be from tips; however, in total, I've come across 12 2019D quarters with Sharpie marks--only 2019s, no other year. I've searched thousands of quarter rolls over a few decades, this is the very first time I've come across marks like these.
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 Posted 03/21/2020  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acetone removes it with no problem. Acetone cannot harm the coin and will not alter the metal itself.
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Agree. The wonders of acetone.
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 Posted 03/22/2020  10:54 am  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
If this keeps happening to you, then it's time to switch banks.
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Acetone removes it with no problem. Acetone cannot harm the coin and will not alter the metal itself.
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 Posted 05/09/2020  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To add to that, chrisof4, I also just don't trust most hunters to be particularly thorough. Many hunters only search for dates, obvious errors, silver, and things like W mint marks. I on't trust most of them to be looking for most varieties, especially ones that aren't listed in the CPG. So if their intention is to save other CRHers time, I certainly don't trust their judgement without examining all the coins for myself.
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