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Thoughts on this dime and quarter I found....

Need some opinions on these


  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t know what 35 cents will get you today, but these two coins will get you that.

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 7,996 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both coins seem to have discoloration from environmental damage. :/

    Still worth 35 cents :)

  • Quarter weighs 5.91 grams

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

    damage, spend them


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  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ifthevamzarockin said:
    Both coins seem to have discoloration from environmental damage. :/

    Still worth 35 cents :)

    Howdy this is good advice. Unusual looking but not rare. I do like the look. Although not valuable, this type of thing is only kept for the memories. 😉

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is just environmental damage... No numismatic premium. Cheers, RickO

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why do you post stuff like this?

    All glory is fleeting.
  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,117 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No extra value added.
    Spend the .35 cents on an item of your choice.

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  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,121 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NILESLAVE said:

    The coin is largely unremarkable but had a very unusual life. It was made by very worn dies but is no worse than about 35% of the Philly mintage this year. It circulated very briefly for between about one year and three years (probably toward the one year). Then it was lost in a somewhat damp place obverse side up such as in a basement or behind a washer. The environment was harsh on a continuing and probably episodic basis such as near a concrete wall or in a bathroom.

    It sat there for 45 years and was found and spent only a few years ago. If you see a pattern near the date or pony tail it is most likely just damage and the flow lines from the worn die.

    I consider this coin a cull due to the staining but you'd have to look a long time to find this date with less wear.

    It appears there might be another issue with the coin that has caused slightly more wear on the reverse than the obverse. Most of the difference is an illusion caused by the staining coming off easily in circulation but there might be some additional wear which is unusual. Very very few coins exhibit more wear on one side than the other but there are many processes that can cause it.

    I would tend to agree that the coin has no real premium except, perhaps, to some collector who desires very high grade quarters whether they are culls or not. I wouldn't bother with it since there are coins nearly as lightly worn in circulation and without the damage and flaws.

    Tempus fugit.
  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice find

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