What do think about this cancelled/defaced die?
This was an impulse buy for me today at a small local show. I do collect Washington Quarters so it fits that theme nicely. I had to go with my gut as I could not quickly find any recent sales of something similar.
Most of these I see are completely obliterated. I assume something can be gleaned from the serial number?
As you can see it's a 1968-S which makes it a proof die. You also partially see the RTY in in LIBERTY as well as the hair queue and lower portion of the bust.
I am aware of the 'X' on modern gold commemorative dies and 19th century dies but is it common to have this much detail intact on this type of older die?
"If I say something in the woods and my wife isn't there to hear it.....am I still wrong?"
My Washington Quarter Registry set...in progress