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Does this mean I'm cursed?

ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,271 ✭✭✭✭✭

In one hand I was casually examining an uncirculated 1974-D Washington quarter, just to see if I needed to keep it set aside or not. My other arm was holding my cat. I tossed this coin onto my desk sort of "quarters" style if you know the game... and I'm not making this up...

it landed...

like this...






I think I need to either hunker down or go buy a lottery ticket.

Collector, occasional seller

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  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,271 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @U1chicago said:
    Send it in to grade and ask for the special "landed sideways" label. :D

    "Once landed on edge" would be a pretty cool holder insert. :D
    I might actually put it in a flip with that as a label.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you were able to do it ten times in a row I'd say there is a problem.............................. :o

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buy a lottery ticket, why mess with quarters (unless it's with a keg of beer 🍺)

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cranium_Basher73 This guy did what you describe in your signature line. :oB)

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  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,879 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2023 4:15AM

    Is your cat black ?

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Block about twelve cubic inches in acetate. Cool to get the photo anyway!
    (That’s a Pick Four lotto with the coin date as your numbers.)

  • TrumboTrumbo Posts: 91 ✭✭✭

    Congrats on your lucky toss....a miracle .0001 probability would be my guess

  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,880 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A Christmas miracle! 🎄

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  • steelieleesteelielee Posts: 1,143 ✭✭✭

    Head to the casino.

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  • JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 2,990 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2023 8:23AM

    Was it the spring Vernal Equinox ? You’re supposed to be to stand an egg on end.

  • MizzouMizzou Posts: 463 ✭✭✭✭

    Reminds me of the movie "Truth or Consequences N.M."

    Throughout the movie a guy was flipping a coin and near the end, the quarter landed on it's edge...
    https://youtu.be/rbEZJWi0X9o?si=7lZr8Es2j7Sgf9FE

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  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2023 8:09AM

    @steelielee said:
    Head to the casino.

    I agree, should be good for 10x.
    Parlay that into a winning Powerball ticket and let the fun begin.
    YMMV.
    Cool picture, your desk is almost too clean.
    Check under that spot for a hidden GPS tracker or listening device :o

  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,232 ✭✭✭✭

    It would be really something if you then tossed your cat and it landed on its head or tail.

  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Click bait 😂

  • Cranium_Basher73Cranium_Basher73 Posts: 2,645 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    @Cranium_Basher73 This guy did what you describe in your signature line. :oB)

    I got it from one of my favorite video game series.....Legacy of Kain.
    The quote is in Soul Reaver 2.

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

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 648 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Encase the entire desk and coin in resin and donate it to the Smithsonian.

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,663 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The call is coming from within the house!

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dcarr said:
    Is your cat black ?

    All four of mine are.

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  • TimNHTimNH Posts: 103 ✭✭✭

    That is astounding. I just tried to do the same thing, regular quarter on flat paper on desk, could not get it to stand trying my best to balance it :open_mouth:

  • CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,246 ✭✭✭✭✭

    First time I ever saw an "edge flip" was in the Grindl TV series circa 1963.

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  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,271 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba said:

    @dcarr said:
    Is your cat black ?

    All four of mine are.

    Brown tabby.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,394 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 25, 2023 5:20PM

    What's with all the cats in this coin forum?? I'm going to do a stinkin' survey and file a complaint!

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

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,663 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    What's with all the cats in this coin forum?? I'm going to do a stinkin' survey and file a complaint!

    My vote is already cancelled out but you can see who is winning. 😆

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,492 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As a (cat loving) friend once said: cats rule, dogs drool. :D

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,394 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 25, 2023 5:33PM

    I've never seen so many freakin' cats on a coin forum. You guys must be a riot on CAT forums! I'm going to do a poll. This dumber then cat sh#t has got to STOP!!!

    Sorry @ChrisH821 - Didn't mean to Hijack your thread. You can have it back now! 😉

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,394 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another thought: Your house and that table must be "completely" level, which is odd but not impossible. Or maybe just the paper it landed on.

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

  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,232 ✭✭✭✭

    Now this s something!

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,394 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This forum needs a thumbs down! 😂 🤣

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  • Tom147Tom147 Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not a cat person, but to each their own. Don't bother me. Just scroll on my friend.

  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 8,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In my alley catting days while at a tavern I dropped a cigarette. For what seemed like an eternity. I could not find where it went/landed, not until I stepped away, it was standing straight up having landed on the filter end. Too many beers does that to a guy.

    Leo

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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,411 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 26, 2023 8:00PM



    Absolutely not - go buy a lotto ticket.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,394 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JWP said:
    @OAKSTAR

    They killed my cat thread! They have a music thread here and a humor thread here and they killed a CAT thread, with all the cat lovers?? I'm shocked!! LoL! 😂 🤣

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

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