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Newbie Needs Clarification For US Quarters-Circles (1989-2019) And "Dental Mold" Marks (1990-2021)

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 Posted 03/29/2023  02:17 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Punchy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm new to this, but I found several coins with the same issue(s) and was curious to know if I needed to try to keep them to sell or just let them go back to the bank. The first issue (I hesitate to call them errors, because I honestly don't know& 🤷 #8205;#9792;#65039;) is a circular pattern around the edges of the coin. I have found 4 total so far, 2 on the obverse sides and 2 on the reverse sides. The second issues seems to be a bit more common. It appears to look like "dental mold" trim. A series of patterned strikes (usually 2-5) sometimes once, but as many as 3 times on the obverse side of the coin. It may be a bit difficult to tell from my photos. Any information about these will be greatly appreciated!
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 Posted 03/29/2023  05:17 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello and to the Forum!

The circular markings that you describe sound like marks from coin wrapping machines. These are considered damage and detract from the value of a coin.

For the marks that you describe as 'dental mold', I suggest that you post a clear photo of one of the affected coins. They sound as if they could be caused when one coin is hit by the milled edge of another coin.
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 Posted 03/29/2023  05:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 03/29/2023  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We will gladly help you, but we will need images first. We are locking this topic to prevent posts with "We need images". You will get many more quality responses when the images are in the first post in the topic. Please start a new topic when you are able to upload pictures. If needed you can use the testing forum. Detailed tutorials are below.

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