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1995 US Quarter Strike Error (s)

Hi! I am new to this community. I have been collecting coins for ~50 years. I wanted to get some thoughts and observations about my 1995 "Washington Snot Blower" courtesy of the Denver mint. The divot under Washington's nose makes it look like he is blowing snot out of his nose. The coin has multiple mis-strikes on it on both the obverse & reverse.



  • OK. What could cause the damage to the 1995 & word States on the coin? BTW, it makes no difference to me if it happened at the mint or from circulation. The odds of someone being able to purposely create the divot under the nose naturally and as perfect as it did on this coin are not very high. I have often thought someone may have dropped it into some kind of machine like a tree mulcher. Who knows. To me it is super cool & one of a kind however it got its look.

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,939 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 3, 2020 11:27AM

    Looks like one of the damaged quarters I got in rolls from the bank last week. Almost every coin in 2 rolls of quarters was wrecked. Some were so bad, and flattened that they wouldn't fit in the coin operated washing machine.

  • Yeah, scarcity of coins in circulation due to people staying home with their green and not spending it. You may have to go old school and fill up the bath tube with some tide............

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,219 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Part of the coin is flattened, and other parts gouged. In understanding the minting process, one can tell it is all post mint damage (PMD).

    P.S. - if you are paying a premium for "snot" quarters, let me know and I'll make up as many as you want. ;)

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    technical term:

    spare change


    BHNC #203

  • 1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 603 ✭✭✭

    "Parking Lot Classic", have been laying around and getting run over. PMD.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Which parking lot did you find it in?

  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 3, 2020 7:29PM

    @MadCowDisease said:
    Who knows. To me it is super cool & one of a kind however it got its look.

    about the most amount of fun you can have for a quarter this side of the border.

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 7,998 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum! :)

    Sorry to say it's snot an error. :/:D

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MadCowDisease.... Welcome aboard.... Your quarter is entirely Post Mint Damage (PMD). It looks as if it spent considerable time in a market parking lot. Cheers, RickO

  • Appreciate the opinions. Nice to know it is a classic...........MadCowDisease is a HUGE Red Sox fan as well!!

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's an error coin.

    George blew his nose in error during his pose for the coin. ;)


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