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Double Struck 1998 Quarter

Someone in my Facebook coin group posted this gem, and I can’t really find any info on it. Does anyone have an idea on value, how many of these were made, and if it’s a known variety? Thanks in advance!

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2023 2:29PM

    Nice coin, buy it.

    It may be scratched tho.

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,722 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2023 2:29PM

    Very nice example of a double struck quarter – I’d say value is $250-$350
    …… even with the counting machine scrapes

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    EZVEZV Posts: 78 ✭✭

    @FredWeinberg said:
    Very nice example of a double struck quarter – I’d say value is $250-$350
    …… even with the counting machine scrapes

    Awesome, thank you!

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    EZVEZV Posts: 78 ✭✭

    @FredWeinberg said:
    Very nice example of a double struck quarter – I’d say value is $250-$350
    …… even with the counting machine scrapes

    Is this a known error? How many slipped through? And would it be worth grading?

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FredWeinberg said:
    Very nice example of a double struck quarter – I’d say value is $250-$350
    …… even with the counting machine scrapes

    Fred, are "counting machine scrapes" thought as differently than "scratches" when considering a details grade?

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's totally an error coin produce during the minting process and almost all of the time a one of a kind. Varieties are made when something happens to the die and many coins come off of that die. It's not the most accurate description of the differences between errors and varieties but it's a start.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2023 2:38PM

    @EZV said:

    @FredWeinberg said:
    Very nice example of a double struck quarter – I’d say value is $250-$350
    …… even with the counting machine scrapes

    Is this a known error? How many slipped through? And would it be worth grading?

    By definition an error has no particular "mintage" - they are one offs.

    I cringe when I see it being mishandled like it is in the photo. :/

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    That's totally an error coin produce during the minting process and almost all of the time a one of a kind. Varieties are made when something happens to the die and many coins come off of that die. It's not the most accurate description of the differences between errors and varieties but it's a start.

    There are actually a few of those around that are very suspiciously similar. Those are graded and I wonder why this one is not.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If @FredWeinberg says its good then i believe it. I am wondering why the lettering on the second strike is so messed up thou? Especially on the rev.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:

    @EZV said:

    @FredWeinberg said:
    Very nice example of a double struck quarter – I’d say value is $250-$350
    …… even with the counting machine scrapes

    Is this a known error? How many slipped through? And would it be worth grading?

    By definition an error has no particular "mintage" - they are one offs.

    I cringe when I see it being mishandled like it is in the photo. :/

    I cringe, too. But at least the person holding the coin didn’t get fingerprints on it - “it” being the edge.😉

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    If FredWeinberg says its good then i believe it. I am wondering why the lettering on the second strike is so messed up thou? Especially on the rev.

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    I cringe when I see it being mishandled like it is in the photo. :/

    Is "top pop" a thing with errors?

    While not the best way to handle a coin, it probably didn't suffer any damage.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG said:

    @JBK said:
    I cringe when I see it being mishandled like it is in the photo. :/

    Is "top pop" a thing with errors?

    While not the best way to handle a coin, it probably didn't suffer any damage.

    No "top pop" isn't a thing with errors because no 2 are truly the same.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Certainly a mint error... and not common. Probably found in a Mint bag....Worth sending to a TPG to be slabbed. Cheers, RickO

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    SoldiSoldi Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Retail 850

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    scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The lettering is messed up because there is more than two strikes.

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