Odd 1988 quarter

BenitoBenito Posts: 214 ✭✭✭

Please help identify error . the coin dos not look damaged


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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 1,183 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Corroded.

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 5,714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ?

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  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 7,809 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2019 2:11PM

    The error is in thinking that this is somehow an error.

    We need a sticky to clarify what constitutes an error, what is a doubled die, and a few other tidbits that seem to come up incessantly.

  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 4,361 ✭✭✭✭✭

    corrosion or also known as
    'enviornmental damage';

    Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV.
    Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 42 +-Year PNG Member, and an ICTA Board Member.A full time coin dealer since 1972.
  • JBKJBK Posts: 5,020 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Benito said:
    Please help identify error . the coin dos not look damaged

    Ahhh, yes it does, because it is.

    Exactly what type of error do you think it is? If you think it is an error you should be able to explain how it likely occurred. You can't simply label every strange looking coin an error.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 17,341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just a corroded quarter.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 6,143 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Benito

    Guessing that the quarter was probably fished out of a wishing well/water fountain.

    Example:

    Composition of quarters:
    METAL: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center

    Some reading material on the “Corrosion of metals” for when you take a break from hunting for “errors.”
    https://xapps.xyleminc.com/Crest.Grindex/help/grindex/contents/Metals.htm

    Nice scale and it comes with a calibration weight, too.

    Enjoy the hunt!

  • mustangmanbobmustangmanbob Posts: 1,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The quarter was probably in the glove box of this car.

    The car is not damaged, though,

  • rickoricko Posts: 66,621 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Environmental damage... appears to have spent time in the ground... Cheers, RickO

  • ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,131 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Environmental damage... appears to have spent time in the ground... Cheers, RickO

    ^^This^^

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