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2020 P Vs D Mint America The Beautiful Weir Farms

 
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 Posted 11/22/2020  1:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Imag8r to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey all,
I purchased 5 rolls each P and D from the mint Weir Farms quarter rolls to see if any errors or W quarters in mix. So far no W's found. What I have noticed in all rolls so far is that the Denver mint quarters have a much better gloss to them and seem less dinged up than the Philly mint. I mean every single quarter is better looking from the Denver mint. Is this the case for all coins going through D vs P mints...
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 Posted 11/22/2020  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add atticguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do not know why but I also feel the same way. For some reason, Denver quarters (and other denominations) always seem to have a 'crisper shine' to them than those from Philly. It's almost like they use different planchets.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've noticed the same thing going back into the Statehood Quarters and pondered on the same oddity. Researching the matter, the U.S. Mint contracts out to two private companies for the nickel through dollar planchets. Olin Brass of East Alton, IL or PMX Industries in Cedar Rapids, IA. So this would suggest a slight variance between suppliers. I could not find any information as to which mint orders from which supplier, or if a combination of the two. Either way, we may never know.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I too have noticed this trend. I've been searching lots of quarters this year for W quarters. I've found that the Philly quarters are of lesser quality than Denver quarters. This goes back quite a while as well.
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 Posted Yesterday   1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Erscolo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is not something new. Take a look at the circulation strikes from 1965 forward and you will oftentimes find the Denver coins to be superior to the Philadelphia ones in strike and especially eye appeal and finish.
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