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Quarter Mintmarks

dennisofnewportdennisofnewport Posts: 3
edited October 10, 2022 7:35AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I am going through my spare change and the quarters are confusing. The ones that do seem to have a mint mark are unreadable. It looks like a dot. Is the mintmark always that small?



  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,678 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you can try doing a rub using the side of a lead pencil and a smooth grade of paper.
    Lay the paper on the spot in question.
    Very gently and as even as possible try to show the raised images in this spot.
    Try it a few times and then photograph the images revealed from the rub.

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Flagged (wrong forum)

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,678 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sufferring suchastach...

  • Thank you emeraldATV: I tried the rub with several grades of paper, but nothing transferred. Also, I see Steve in Tampa flagged the post for being in the wrong Forum. Sorry, learn as you go!

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV said:
    Sufferring suchastach...

    Google is your friend ;):D

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,236 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Over the years the size of mintmarks has changed. Also, as dies become worn, they can also become less-defined.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dennisofnewport... Welcome aboard. Yes, wear on dies and circulation can affect the mint mark. Cheers, RickO

  • Thank you> I have decided to accept it as worn. Yes, I have noticed that the older coins seem more defined.

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

    Welcome indeed.
    Not sure how your question is in the wrong forum. Let’s see. Question is about a coin and this is a coin forum. 😁.
    Not sure why you got the bums rush but it takes all kinds. Mint marks have changed some perhaps a small magnifying loop will help. Sometimes I take a picture on my I phone and stretch it out for a closer look.

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 809 ✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a D laying on its side. Maybe the rare lazy D variety?

  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A good educational example is the 1979 s type 1 and type 2.

    Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value. Zero. Voltaire. Ebay coinbowlllc

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