I have a 1987 Quarter that is from the Philadelphia mint. There are two fives stamped one above the other on the head of Washington. Can anyone tell me if this is an error from the mint. I looked at a dollar bill and the 5 matches the fives in serial number. But how did the quarter get stamped?
@7cs, first welcome to CCF. Second, someone has stamped that number five on this quarter after it left the mint. I suspect that there may be a matching area of flattening in the rev. It is a fun find, but only worth face value.
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it's called a "counterstamp". Someone took it upon themselves to hammer the number five into your quarter. Yes, some people collect them, but these are not associated with the mint, they simply are post mint damage. There is a long running thread here on CCF with members showing their finds, you can find the postings by using the search box in the upper left hand of every page here. Sorry, no real value above face.
I agree with this being a counterstamp quarter. Usually it is done to Lincoln Cents, but other coins get the treatment from time to time as well. Lets see if Jbuck chimes in. If he does have a look at his avatar pic.