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2017 Ellis Island Error Maybe (Quarter)

 
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 Posted 12/04/2022  9:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add STR8Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this coin in pocket change has really deep rim and no ridges. Also weighs..3 grams less than other quarters. Can anyone help with figuring out if it is a error or not.

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 Posted 12/04/2022  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your coin looks to match number 7 in the list of Dirty Dozen Damages. Even though there is no premium value to these, you might try to find a nice example of each.

1) discoloration - stains from coffee, or environmental damage from being buried, heated, etc.
2) scrapes over much of the coin - damage from sliding on pavement, a parking lot coin
3) coin bent or edges not round - it has been smashed with a hammer
4) coin blank on all or most of one side - someone sanded it down
5) mirrored lettering - a vise job, a coin squeezed against another in a vise
6) rough, pebbly surfaces - coin that received an acid bath
7) smooth rims, smaller diameter - has been trapped rolling inside a dryer, a " dryer coin"
8) clear mounds on coin - glue that has dried transparently
9) small indentations in the shape of the letter D - marks left by the impact of the reeded edge of another coin
10) large blisters - coin exposed to high heat, such as in a campfire
11) shapes, often letters or numbers, not indented or raised - Pareidolia (like animal shapes in a cloud)
12) a circular scrape just inside the rim - "ring of death" caused by a coin rolling machine

Don't despair! Error coins remain ready to find from circulation, but they are outnumbered by unusual looking coins that merely have been damaged. If you can imagine a way to change an undamaged coin into one like you see, that's probably exactly what happened to it. Changes to a coin after it leaves the mint's striking chamber are considered post mint damage, or PMD, and have no premium value.
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 Posted 12/04/2022  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@str, first welcome to CCF. Second, can you please clarify whether this coin weighs 3g or 0.3g less than your other quarters? Thx.
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 Posted 12/04/2022  10:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add STR8Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
.3 less than other quarters
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 Posted 12/04/2022  10:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add STR8Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the welcome and I cant believe that people alter coins like that wow.
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 Posted 12/05/2022  12:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Take this link to see a lot more of them,,,and it's not something deliberately done:

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 Posted 12/05/2022  01:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add UncleDano to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting! I have never heard of a dryer coin before. Must have drove 'em crazy until they found the coin.
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 Posted 12/05/2022  03:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not an error, just post mint damage ( dryer coin). No premium.

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 Posted 12/05/2022  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


to the CCF!
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 Posted 12/05/2022  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF I think spooned instead of dryer. Edge is pretty shinny.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  02:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
P.S. - it's not a good idea to hold your coins between your fingers like you were. Oils from your fingers can transfer to the coin's surface leaving fingerprints. Better strategy, especially if you are just getting into the hobby, purchase a pair of cheap cotton gloves available anywhere hobby supplies are sold. Cheap insurance to protect your coins.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  05:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF. As suggested above, not an error.
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