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Is This A Die Crack On This 1937 P Washington Quarter?

 
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 Posted 04/18/2021  12:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Snobro110 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

I was checking some of my silver quarters for doubling & stumbled upon this. To me, it looks almost like it could be a big die crack. But, it also looks like it could be damage. I'm wondering if anyone could tell me what their opinion is on this. Die Crack or not?



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 Posted 04/18/2021  1:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Full, sharp photos of the coin's obverse and reverse would be most welcome. Is that linear feature raised or sunken (incuse)?
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 Posted 04/18/2021  1:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, that's the question.
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 Posted 04/18/2021  1:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it could be a long scratch but will need a complete photo to say for sure.
One thing it is not is a Die Crack.
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 Posted 04/18/2021  1:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely displaced metal on the "R", my vote is scratch
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 Posted 04/18/2021  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

This is definitely incuse. That leaves a scratch or strike-through as our options, but I think I'm also seeing some displacement.
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 Posted 04/18/2021  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that it looks incuse. Scratch is my vote.
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 Posted 04/18/2021  6:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a scratch. There is displaced metal in the protected areas. The displaced metal on the raised areas likely wore off in circulation. The line is darker than surrounding areas, indicating the scratch collected dirt.
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 Posted 04/18/2021  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also on a coin scratch, it often leaves the excess metal rising above the fields:

In circulation for a time, these raised edges wear off and all you have is the trench of the cut. One way to tell it is a cut with a knife, is that it leaves a striation line on the center of the trench:


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 Posted 04/18/2021  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Snobro110 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks!
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