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Rotated Die - 2002-P Tennesse Quarter. What's the next step?

Well, I was falling asleep over a roll of quarters the other day and then this showed up. It took a bit to realize what I had, but it sure looks like the real deal to me.

I've done some research, and a number of sources indicate that rotated dies of 90% or greater are when the values start to get interesting. Per an earlier discussion on this forum, and cladking's reference to this site (http://www.rotateddies.com/), this coin should have a 105-degree CCW rotation. That looks about right to me.

That raises the questions, 1) is it worth getting the coin graded and attributed? and 2) given that it isn't in pristine condition, what is the likely value of such a coin?

This may be a keeper, but I would like to get an idea of the value of the thing.

Thanks for any feedback.


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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 15,165 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome find!

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,537 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 15, 2023 4:27AM

    Awesome find, I personally would keep it in the 2x2, just because it may grade as an AU.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 24,156 ✭✭✭✭✭

    With all the current error hype you should be able to get a good premium for it. Try offering it to some of the error specialists as is and see what kind of offers you receive. If an offer seems good, take it any move on. I wouldn't spend the money to have it slabbed.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice one!

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find. Probably not worth getting it slabbed. In better condition it would still not be worth getting slabbed unless it was a 66 or better.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find.... East to miss if tired as you say you were.... I would check some rotated die sales and offer it unslabbed to error collectors. Cheers, RickO

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good eye!! 👍🏻

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    hawkowlhawkowl Posts: 30 ✭✭

    Thanks all for the feedback.

    I'm curious. I've done some research, but there are not very many well-rotated state quarters out there to compare this to. Does anyone have a sense of the worth of a thing like this?

    Several have said, "offer it unslabbed to error collectors". Is any good way to find/contact such folks other than setting up a sale on eBay or some such platform? If I could find error collectors, I imagine they could give me a sense of the worth of this coin.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 24,156 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 15, 2023 12:51PM

    There is some "stupid money" chasing errors these days. The problem is finding it without having to spend a lot of time and money yourself.

    Be realistic. When you get a decent offer take it. Don't try to milk it for every last cent possible.

    I have no idea what such an error would bring. The coin's condition will likely hold its value down considerably.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Based on the photos, I’d say it’s a $100-$125 item, retail

    …… just a rusty guess.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's pretty cool 😎

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    cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find thanks for sharing.

    Many happy BST transactions
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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,647 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ebay has had 3 rotated die quarters sell in the last couple of months from $2 to $46 but none with as dramatic a rotation as yours.

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