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2021-D & P Quarters - two finishes (very shiny & satin-like)

oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,660 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 7, 2022 6:06PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I noticed that the 2021 Quarters, D & P, have two different finishes, shiny almost PL and satin-like. I wish that my photographic skills were good enough to show comparison. Would the shiny versions be the result of fresh dies versus the satin-like? I will try and post images when I get back to the house.

Edit - sorry I had the wrong year listed. 😔

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,233 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Denver (and the recent S business strike quarters, for that matter) tend to be hammered. That certainly helps the finish.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,400 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 7, 2022 7:19PM

    Over the weekend I amused myself by putting all the state park quarters (P&D quarters) into the Dansco album I had bought a few years ago. Something I noticed was that many/most of the Philly quarters had an almost pebbly texture to the fields that make the fields look dark or dirty depending on the light source and angle. I found a few of the Denver coins with a similar texture but almost all the Philly coins had that look to them.

    I have also noticed that the Denver mint 2021 coins seem to have a very smooth pl look to them.

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  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have also noticed this - so glad someone else did as well

  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The difference is striking in the right light

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very good observations.
    Also, very strange?

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  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 748 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've been noticing this for a few years now and it affects the other denominations too. I suspect it's due (in part) to the lack of the Denver mint producing any actual proof coins lately.

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  • BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,131 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The San Francisco piece has a nice look also (from Mint roll).

  • derrybderryb Posts: 35,813 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Denver makes shinier quarters.

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