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Dollar/Quarter Mule - How does it happen?

ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭✭✭

I received an email from Heritage showing some of the highlights of an upcoming auction and one of the coins in the list is a Sacagawea / South Carolina quarter mule. Would this most likely be intentional or ?? Maybe a test strike of a die that just slipped through the cracks? Really cool coin. Just curious really....

These photos are from the email:

ANA LM

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  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Intentional.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ^
    What he said.

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  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe this one was reported to be unintentional in one article I read. They claimed that employee mistakenly installed the quarter reverse die into the dollar press

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:
    I believe this one was reported to be unintentional in one article I read. They claimed that employee mistakenly installed the quarter reverse die into the dollar press

    https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2000-d-dollar-quarter-mule-certified-by-pcgs

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gee whiz! It didn't even get any marks from the dump into the hopper. :D

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FrankH said:
    Gee whiz! It didn't even get any marks from the dump into the hopper. :D

    It must have had some marks, it was only graded 64.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @FrankH said:
    Gee whiz! It didn't even get any marks from the dump into the hopper. :D

    It must have had some marks, it was only graded 64.

    That was probably the "quick snatch" by the guy on the press. :o

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

    Let’s just sing along together 😁
    “ if I had a hammer “

    🔨. And a leather strap. And an anvil.

    “ I’d hammer in the morning “
    “ and make mules all day “😂

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • UpGrayeddUpGrayedd Posts: 495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Philippians 4:4-7

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @cmerlo1 said:
    Well, it happens when a Sacajawea dollar die and a Statehood quarter die love each other very much...

    So which one was the hammer die and which one was the anvil die?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @cmerlo1 said:
    Well, it happens when a Sacajawea dollar die and a Statehood quarter die love each other very much...

    So which one was the hammer die and which one was the anvil die?

    If there were awards given out for funniest comments, I would nominate this one 😂😂😂

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

    @cmerlo1 said:
    Well, it happens when a Sacajawea dollar die and a Statehood quarter die love each other very much...

    Nah. This is the winner 😁

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    UGH! The more it happens now a days with all of the computer controlled machinery the more I become sceptical - B)

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @cmerlo1 said:
    Well, it happens when a Sacajawea dollar die and a Statehood quarter die love each other very much...

    So which one was the hammer die and which one was the anvil die?

    Yes.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CaptHenway said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @cmerlo1 said:
    Well, it happens when a Sacajawea dollar die and a Statehood quarter die love each other very much...

    So which one was the hammer die and which one was the anvil die?

    Yes.

    I knew that!! 😂

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure any past or present organization would want a confession of misuse to be broadcast to weaken an already sagging element of trust, so I feel sure their would be a logical story of some kind told whether truthful or not, I cannot say.
    Jim


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  • Cranium_Basher73Cranium_Basher73 Posts: 2,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Throw a coin enough times, and suppose one day it lands on its edge.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The older reference for origin was the 'Midnight Mint'... And I would consider this such a product. Plus, I read of unique methods of getting them out of the mint as well. At one point in my career, I had to investigate and identify how 'employees' were managing to steel gold from our plating operation. That was fun. Cheers, RickO

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2022 10:03AM

    Ricko
    I’ve heard that internal “recycling “ so to speak was one way. Probably better going in than coming out 🙀😂
    I can’t quite tell but I think the headline reads “ waiting for payday “

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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