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2008-D Alaska State Quarter Error?

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 Posted 09/16/2021  1:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Decaf94drew to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So found this at work last night was curious enough to pull it out I'mánot seeing any sanding type damage it just looks super worn, could this be strong Struck Through Grease or die adjustment strike?


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 Posted 09/16/2021  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A Struck Through Grease would not affect the rims like that.
It has been worn down either intentionally or unintentionally.
Doesn't really matter which as it is PMD
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 Posted 09/16/2021  2:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Decaf94drew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kinda figured it wasn't grease because of the rims however it weighs like it should wouldn't that much material being removed severely effect the weight
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 Posted 09/16/2021  2:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Decaf94drew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weighs 5.57g
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 Posted 09/16/2021  2:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It wouldn't affect the weight a whole lot as only the
high parts have been removed.
The normal weight is 5.7g so it is a bit underweight.
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 Posted 09/16/2021  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Decaf94drew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Within tolerance still high parts removed or not the whole reverse rim is gone thats a considerable weight to remove from such a small mass. In any mater ill get to the bottom of it one way or another looks too funky for me to just accept PMD
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 Posted 09/16/2021  2:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Decaf94drew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I were to make a real guess not half a...d I want to shoot for the moon and say it looks like a leveling strike to me not damage but I haven't seen a leveling strike in person but I have seen plenty of damage and I just want an explanation how it could be damage give me things to look for on the coin already looked for file lines and sanding marks and none are there there is no metal moved or anything the strike is just week it looks like
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 Posted 09/16/2021  2:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Decaf94drew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm more than open to re examine the coin further and look for signs of damage tell me what to look for. What clues could remain from the damage process? I know a good few and they aren't there give me another thing to check to affirm it is damage I'máopen to learing something new in this process so that I know next time
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 Posted 09/16/2021  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are hundreds of ways a coin can be damaged so unless you were there,
you might never know exactly what happened to it.
There are only certain things that can cause damage during the striking of
a coin so instead of trying to figure out what damaged it, ask yourself if
this is one of those certain things.
In this case the answer is no so the alternative is PMD.
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 Posted 09/16/2021  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Decaf94drew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok then why was I just able to whipe mint grease from the top of his eye to reveal a minor strike through if this was man handled and mangled wouldn't the grease have been black from collecting metal shavings I'mánot saying it was a full out strike through more rather a die adjustment strike what things tell you it isn't? Not saying it was damaged during strike but rather struck weakly
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 Posted 09/16/2021  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Decaf94drew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That grease filled a strike through area yet was not filled with any metal dust or anything it was and slightly yellow so how was the entire coin worn that badly
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 Posted 09/16/2021  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Decaf94drew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When I get home I'll take a pic of eye and grease area.
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 Posted 09/16/2021  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A lowball. Worn
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 Posted 09/16/2021  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin was struck 13 years ago. There is no way "mint grease" or anything else would still be on it. It's been sanded with fine sand paper, more on the reverse than the obverse.
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 Posted 09/16/2021  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Intentional damage. Sanded. How to tell? Note all the tops of the tallest devices are affected, the fields aren't. PSD. Spendable damaged coin.
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 Posted 09/17/2021  12:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No rims are the give-away for me. Post mint damage, and damage is damage however it's caused.
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