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Would you submit for grading this Washington Quarter with multiple large die cracks on both sides?

heavymetalheavymetal Posts: 566 ✭✭✭✭

Die Cracks are across the obverse head and neck bottom as well as the reverse eagle wings and eagle's head.


  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the die cracks but wonder if it's cost effective...unless you really just want it in a holder.

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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice die crack, but for me, I would not submit that one as the certification cost is more than the coin is worth.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,277 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No, I would not submit that coin for certification. WQs are one of my niche areas and, aside from the die crack by the date, these are common areas to find die cracks on WQs.

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn’t. The cost of grading is probably greater than the value of the coin and I doubt that the die cracks add any meaningful value.

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  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,463 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It needs to grade a MS66 to break even - if you have extra money, you could send some to me :)

    of course if there is some sentimental attachment to that quarter, it would change my view

  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with @telephoto1 - it would cost at a minimum $23 plus the shipping to get it graded. It would need to grade MS65 or higher, just to break even on costs, which it won't. But if you want to grade it to protect it and perhaps have a TrueView image done, there's nothing wrong with that.

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Short answer: NO.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would not, but as others have said, it is your choice should their be sentimental reasons unknown to us.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No die cracks while interesting add no value to a coin like this, but it is your money so your choice.

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  • heavymetalheavymetal Posts: 566 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank-you everyone, for your opinions on this coin. HM

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with the consensus... Not worth grading, but a good coin for an album or self-slab. Cheers, RickO

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,590 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice abnormality but no, as to your question.

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  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 3,980 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Since Die cracks are not really errors, no I would not submit it. Die cracks are just die deterioration.

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