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Is this a Strike-Through error on my 1876-S Quarter?

ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

Curly item struck into the field just SW of the 13th star. Definitely not a staple scratch. What do you think?


  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup. Looks like a strike through to me. Nice coin!

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  • EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Photos aren’t conclusive. Could be a small hair or some fuzz inside the slab. Even if it is a legit strike through it isn’t enough to warrant a premium IMO.

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like just a piece of lint which could be from having been stored in one of the sewn cotton 2" x 2" sleeves.

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  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 748 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a real nice coin! Looks like a strike-through. Does the line appear like a canyon or crevice etched into the coin, or is it raised? That would address the concerns mentioned in the comments above.

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  • ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @The_Dinosaur_Man not raised.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,356 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it's incused, which I suspect it is based on your description, then I believe it is a strike-through. Looks like it was from a small thread or fiber ... and I have seen similar examples. Nice looking Quarter as well.

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  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From the pictures I would say struck through lint. I once had a gorgeous proof Trade Dollar that had a large lint strike through in the field that looked like a snake. Probably turned a 66 into a 64.

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