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1996 P Quarter All Cracked Up

 
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 Posted 12/03/2020  7:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add My2cent to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is something that for probably no intrinsic reason has peeked my interest.






I know it's not possible but it almost seems like the die cracks are all the way through this coin.






How can I die have been this cracked up and not fallen apart?

As you can see here though, the details on the coin do not seem to be worn out or anything which is what is confusing to me.









If This were caused by a worn-out die wouldn't the lettering be rounded a bunch and whatnot?








Please anyone feel free to enlighten me on the situation with this coin. I love to learn
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 Posted 12/03/2020  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Peaked" my interest - please be more specific about what you see.
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 Posted 12/03/2020  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Frog, it's actually "piqued"

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 Posted 12/03/2020  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think My2cent is talking about the multiple die cracks on the quarter.

I've seen other coins with many more and more severe cracks.
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 Posted 12/03/2020  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Please anyone feel free to enlighten me on the situation with this coin

You already pointed out the cracks. Not sure what what other "enlightenment" you might want?
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 Posted 12/03/2020  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add My2cent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I asked if there was anything else about it. For example southsav letting me know that it can actually get worse before they fix it. I personally have never seen one even this bad so I can only imagine. Also was curious how the details of the coin are still normal not warn down.
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 Posted 12/04/2020  10:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know the actual quality control procedures for the Mint but suspect regular inspections occur of the minting hardware and the product being produced.

I would imagine the Mint would use the die until it was no longer servicable. Eventually the small cracks will get larger and develop into die breaks which can be awesome to find.

I've seen coins where the cracks and breaks are in the field and devices. As to why the die has not fallen apart with your coin, who knows. Probably because the cracks are not severe enough to develop into a break.

Try Googling 'Coin Die Crack' and 'Coin Die Break'. You should get alot of results to help you understand these events.

Good luck!
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 Posted 12/04/2020  12:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a nice Spike Head. Check here to see if it's listed.
http://cuds-on-coins.com/washington...s-1932-1999/
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 Posted 12/04/2020  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
lots of die cracks on that one, cool, worth saving IMO

some might say this has "peaked their interest in the printing of good double die planchettes"

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 Posted 12/04/2020  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That coin dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah check cudsoncoins to see if it is listed, if not, then you can submit a few high quality photos, and they'll add it in your name!
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 Posted 12/04/2020  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add My2cent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I looked online at that sight you suggested but couldn't find it listed. It's almost a couple of them combined. But what does that mean? Is there a registry or something? Is it worth anything?
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 Posted 12/07/2020  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sorry, when I said 'google' I meant to get a more thorough explanation of die crack and die break.

I don't think there's a registry. Cracks and most breaks are quite common. IMO no extra value. As previously stated, nice keeper for your personal collection.

Use the contact ability on Cud's to email them and send your photos to.
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 Posted 12/08/2020  02:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add My2cent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your help. I didn't figure it was worth anything but it is a nice addition to my collection.
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