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2008 New Mexico P Quarter. Mint Error Or Damage From Circulation?

 
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 Posted 04/22/2021  3:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JimPitt to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey all! I'm new to the game so I'm not sure if this is an error from minting or if the quarter was damaged during circulation. What do you guys think?

I held onto it because it looked like a minting error to me, but I'm by no means an expert... yet.

Is there a general rule of thumb or a guide on determining the difference?






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 Posted 04/22/2021  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coin rejector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately just damaged.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  3:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To the CCF

Post Minting Damage ( PMD)
It is only an error if it happens during the striking of the coin, anything that happens after that is PMD.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  3:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Damaged--rather severely--while in circulation. When one becomes familiar with the minting process, it becomes evident that the kind of damage seen on this particular coin could not happen in the striking chamber. Once the coin is released into circulation, it's exposed to all sorts of hazards, many of which are quite brutal.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  4:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Is there a general rule of thumb or a guide on determining the difference?


As @ijn mentions, understanding how coins are made can help you determine damage vs. mint errors, but there is no substitute for practice. Hanging out here will get you that practice and confidence!
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 Posted 04/22/2021  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Damage to the outer edge of the coin. Not a mint error. Just an altered coin. Just a face value coin now.
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 Posted 04/22/2021  6:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage ( PMD). As Spence said above, becoming familiar with the minting process will help you distinguish minting errors from those post mint. Keep searching!

to the CCF! Great photos for someone new! Good job!

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