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1965 Quarter Found. Mint Error?

 
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 Posted 01/12/2022  8:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add johnnystruck1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello. All I am new to coin collecting.
I have been going over quarters and found a 1965 5.5 gram USA quarter.
Did some research and it is 5.5 grams suggesting it is non silver.
It does have what appear to be a printing error wondering if anyone has seen something like this before.
Don't want t get my hopes up as after looking on google some sites like Etsy list quarter errors for 50 thousand .

Specifically the letter E is off or is it just damaged?
Thank you all!



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 Posted 01/12/2022  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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First, do not believe what you see on Etsy.
Second, coins are minted or struck, currency is printed.
Your coin is just damaged, it has taken a hit pushing the metal.
An error can only occur during the striking of the coin and what
you have could not occur then.
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 Posted 01/12/2022  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage :(
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 Posted 01/12/2022  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@john, first welcome to CCF. Second, you are correct that at 5.5 g this quarter isn't struck in silver. Of course the US quarters minted in 1965 for circulation were all clad (just like this one). This quarter is only worth face value.
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 Posted 01/12/2022  9:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome, Johnny!
I agree, your quarter is just a victim of a hit/damage. post mint, so sorry, not mint error. Keep searching!

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 Posted 01/12/2022  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. Post-strike damage. And, don't believe what you see on Etsy concerning super valuable error coins.
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 Posted 01/12/2022  9:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As everyone has already said, just PMD. Good rule of thumb is, if you can think of any way that the coin could be made to look that way without it being part of the minting process, then it is not a mint error. This eliminates mosts dents, dings, and scrapes like this immediately.
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 Posted 01/12/2022  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

[ia with above comments
The US Mint stopped making regular circulation silver coins in 1964. Starting 1965 the coins (except for nickels and cents) were clad (copper core, with a copper/ nickel cladding
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 Posted 01/12/2022  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, just damage.



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 Posted 01/13/2022  04:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and I agree with PMD.
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 Posted 01/13/2022  06:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bugil46 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep.
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I agree that Etsy is not a reliable source to determine value.
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