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Struck Through Foreign T-Shaped Object (Obverse And Reverse) (1976 Quarter)

 
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 Posted 10/16/2020  6:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Numismatiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey all! I found this interesting bicentennial quarter with a strange t-shape struck on both sides of the coin. The obverse strike error is larger than the reverse, and in a different position on the coin. It almost looks like struck-through staple errors I've seen online, but it's not the right shape for it to be a staple. The curious thing is that it is on both sides of the coin.

Let me know what your thoughts are - is this damage or a mint error? Have you ever encountered something like this?


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 Posted 10/16/2020  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What you have is a 'counterstamp' coin. They are quite common and many other examples can be seen here:
http://goccf.com/t/126486
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 Posted 10/16/2020  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Damaged coin.
It has been counterstamped.
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 Posted 10/16/2020  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numismatiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome, thank you! Good to know the exact name of this type of error.
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 Posted 10/16/2020  7:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, It's not an error. It is intentional damage.
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 Posted 10/16/2020  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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It's not an error, it's counter stamped. The coin is showing intentional damage done by someone with a "T" shaped punch.
The first US coin motto was found on a 1792 half disme and read: "LIB (erty) PAR (ent) OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY"


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10/16/2020 7:58 pm
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 Posted 10/19/2020  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstrike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There may be a special corner of heck reserved for people who counter struck real silver coins.
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 Posted 10/19/2020  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstrike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I actually did say h-e double toothpicks but I guess it was censored.
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 Posted 10/19/2020  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A damaged coin is a damaged coin. A true collector considers this as a face value coin. People save them and later on spend them when they realize the coin is a face value coin.
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 Posted 10/20/2020  05:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentHunterJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That might be DDO FS-101 though. Mint mark placement almost looks right. You might want to grab the loupe and check it out. I just found FS-102 recently so I'm pretty fresh on these Drummer Boys. The Doubling is most evident to the west of Liberty. I bet those counterstamps would be a whole lot cooler then! Good luck.
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 Posted 10/20/2020  05:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentHunterJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually after thinking about it, it would just hurt even worse if this were 101... You might want to forget I mentioned it...
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