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1874 Quarter With Upside Down Obverse

 
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 Posted 08/12/2020  11:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Entrepid to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found an 1874 quarter with an upside down obverse. It's not in great shape but was wondering if this is a common error?
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 Posted 08/13/2020  04:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post a photo using a mirror.
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 Posted 08/13/2020  08:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's normal for "coinage" alignment (up/down)
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It's normal for "coinage" alignment (up/down)

Depends on how a person flips it,side to side or top to bottom. If you post a pic using the mirror methode, we will know for sure what you have.
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 Posted 08/13/2020  12:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, you just won a gold medal and it hanging around your neck. You want everyone to see either side of it right side up without flipping ... that's a medal alignment and how it got its name.
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Here's a photo. My other coins are generally newer and so this one appears to be upside down, but perhaps they used to be minted this way?
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 Posted 08/13/2020  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes, they were minted that way..
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Thanks silverwolf!
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 Posted 08/13/2020  11:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All Canadian silver coins were struck with this alignment up through 1907.
In 1908, coincidental with the opening of the Canadian mint, all coins were struck with "medal"
alignment and have been so ever since.
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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 Posted 08/14/2020  04:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Entrepid,
Great photo,thanks for posting it.
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 Posted 08/14/2020  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Entrepid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Everyone!
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