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Authentic 1966 transition error silver quarter or not...???

KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

Original post on reddit...

"Possible discovery coin, 1966 Washington quarter transitional silver error"

My instinct initially says mushy and not authentic...what do you all think?!

OP posted that they have sent it to our host for authentication...

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,081 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 3, 2021 5:27PM

    It doesn’t look genuine to me. Or as if it’s being held properly.😉
    And why would a 1966 be “transitional?

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  • Mdcoincollector2003Mdcoincollector2003 Posts: 665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks very mushy and fake. It may be real 90% silver, but I don’t think it came from the US mint.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Details look mushy and fake to me too. I would call it a counterfeit.

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  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks very mushy.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks fake, he's holding it incorrectly, and his hands are nasty. :s

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,396 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My prediction; he will never update that thread or it will be updated with a barrage of dislike for the TPG he sent it to.

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  • scooter25scooter25 Posts: 769 ✭✭✭✭

    Definitely looks completely fake to me as well. And I don’t think we will ever find out either.

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 3, 2021 6:57PM

    The very first thing this guy needs to learn is how to handle a coin. Then he should wash his hands.

  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 3,980 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it was a 1965 I would say there is a chance. 1966 though, no way.

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  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks plated to me.

    A lot of '66 quarters have a mushy appearance because poorly aligned dies that barely kissed the planchets were used until they were heavily worn.

    If it's silver it is probably counterfeit since there's no way that a real '66 silver quarter could have acquired so much wear.

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  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 3, 2021 8:17PM

    1966 is not outside the realm of possibility for a silver quarter, as TPG's have certified a 1967 and 1968-S quarter in 90% silver.

    The OP coin does not look genuine, however. It looks mushy, and the reverse die rotation may be a red flag in this situation. Die rotation does occur in the series as a legitimate mint error, but is also often associated with counterfeit coins.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As I recall, they struck 1964 quarters into 1965, so a 1966 off metal error is only a one year spread.

    But I still don't like that particular coin.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That video is not conducive to proper coin evaluation. However, what I could see, seemed either poorly struck or worn. I remain undecided... One would hope we will hear the results. Cheers, RickO

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