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2016 D Harpers Ferry Quarter Error?

I found a quarter and was wondering if this is post mint damage or during. I'm completely clueless, but this sure does look like a mint error? The lettering doesn't have the ring going through it. It looks as if the ring was there BEFORE being pressed?

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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,589 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Sounds like coin roller damage but we need pictures. It may take a few days before you can post a picture but you can upload elsewhere and link to it.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,722 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 1, 2022 2:07PM Answer ✓

    Looks like coin rolling machine damage. The letters are incuse so the surface scratch did not reach them.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    It looks like damage from a coin roll crimping device. The lettering is incused into the field, not raised so you wouldn't expect to see any damage

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    @PappaSpoko... Welcome aboard. That is Post Mint Damage (PMD) caused by the coin roll machine.... Cheers, RickO

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    @PappaSpoko .... Get the Redbook at your local book store. That is a great place to start and also to learn about varieties, values and grading.... Then you can also visit sites like Variety Vista. Certainly you can ask questions here, but a lot of the easy information is available at those resources. Good luck metal detecting and gold mining. Cheers, RickO

  • SPalladinoSPalladino Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    @PappaSpoko said:
    A real mentor would explain where to find all this info too. Like all the supposed many many websites to teach me all this.

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    Have a look at the first thread pinned at the top of this forum: "Resources: Books-Links to read on numismatic series, errors, and varieties"
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1006619/resources-books-links-to-read-on-numismatic-series-errors-and-varieties#latest

    Steve Palladino
    - Ike Group member
    - DIVa (Designated Ike Varieties) Project co-lead and attributor

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  • Well... poop. I thought I had something. Ignorance is bliss! lol I'm still learning though. Thanks everyone!

  • RelaxnRelaxn Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭

    It appears you are Coin Roll Hunting... Why not familiarize yourself with the minting process, known errors, known error types etc Wouldn't that make your hunting more informed? Why guess?
    Are you coin roll hunting because you saw a guy on youtube say he found X?
    There is SOOO much free information out there via many many many different websites... Why not learn that information? Would it not make the CRH process more fruitful?

    Just wondering

  • @Relaxn said:
    It appears you are Coin Roll Hunting... Why not familiarize yourself with the minting process, known errors, known error types etc Wouldn't that make your hunting more informed? Why guess?
    Are you coin roll hunting because you saw a guy on youtube say he found X?
    There is SOOO much free information out there via many many many different websites... Why not learn that information? Would it not make the CRH process more fruitful?

    Just wondering

    Nope not CRH. Nice assumption though. I have just started going through my detecting finds and spare change. I do watch a ton of YouTube videos about the process; so you're right about that. I tried searching many times for this type of damage as an "error" type of coin and never found any info. The fact it's from a "coin crimper" is the reason why I never found any info. My ignorance towards the machines was the reason using the free process, which this is too BTW, was my only option. Like I'm going to send a ??? coin in to be graded when I know nothing about it. I do appreciate the information on what I need to learn though.

    And no, I didn't start this hobby because I found, "some guy on YouTube find X coin..." I'm actually a gold prospector, by hobby too, and I find coins all the time while out metal detecting. I decided to start looking through all my spare change. Some even more interesting finds. This was a coin from in my jug. I have thousands of coins I'm finally going through.

    Ignorance is fixed by education. I seek to learn. Either by teaching myself, or asking questions. It's easier to ask a question to people who know the answer, due to more experience, than it is to continue to search when you have no idea where to start. The reason why I joined this forum. Why search for hours? It took me 5 mins to post this post and 5 mins for an answer; so much easier!

    Telling someone what to do and how to learn isn't the right method. I am out here to learn. Asking questions is a method of learning. A real mentor would explain where to find all this info too. Like all the supposed many many websites to teach me all this. Would it not make your comment more helpful?

    Just wondering.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,831 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2022 10:40AM

    Interesting find. Those rings are not post-mint , in my opinion. They look as if they pass under the lettering. If it was post mint , those lines ( or that circular mark) would cover , or pass over the letters.

    Either way, it would not be an error. A flaw , perhaps.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TwoSides2aCoin said:
    Interesting find. Those rings are not post-mint , in my opinion. They look as if they pass under the lettering. If it was post mint , those lines ( or that circular mark) would cover , or pass over the letters.

    ?? The lettering is incused on a raised band that circles the outer area of the coin. A surface scratch would not go into the lettering unless the scratch was extremely deep.

  • SPalladinoSPalladino Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a die gouge/scratch. Not post-mint damage. I'm not sure what might have caused it. However, given that it happened to the die, there should be others out in the wild.

    Steve Palladino
    - Ike Group member
    - DIVa (Designated Ike Varieties) Project co-lead and attributor

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