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1989 Washington quarter




What could have possibly happened to the reverse of this Washington quarter I'm bewildered

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is Post Mint Damage (PMD)... and while it may have been caused by several things, one cannot be sure which may have done it. It could be a 'dryer coin' - caught for many cycles in a washer or dryer, could be pocket wear, or just very heavy commerce. Cheers, RickO

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    pmd

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Technical term:

    Spare change

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    MenzaMenza Posts: 84

    Lol spare change. Thanks all

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    MenzaMenza Posts: 84

    Thanks again

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    justmenutty72justmenutty72 Posts: 394 ✭✭✭

    Looks like a very late die state for the reverse die. Severe die deterioration, in a terminal state

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @justmenutty72 said:
    Looks like a very late die state for the reverse die. Severe die deterioration, in a terminal state

    No, sorry, this is just PMD.

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    justmenutty72justmenutty72 Posts: 394 ✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:

    @justmenutty72 said:
    Looks like a very late die state for the reverse die. Severe die deterioration, in a terminal state

    No, sorry, this is just PMD.

    How do you explain the heavy die flow lines within the legends? It certainly looks like deterioration to me.

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A little die wear and a lot of PMD.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damaged coin. Nothing more.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    MenzaMenza Posts: 84

    Thank you kind people

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