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Rockwell test? Found this old 1934 silver quarter with a “Rockwell 2”

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  • I’m by no means a coin collector, just a silver hoarder.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In my opinion, this appears to have been counter-stamped into an already circulated coin. Regardless, it is my experience that the Rockwell test was done with a punch and not with letters.

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  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭

    Was never, ever an hardness rockwell test as this. Just an after Mint counter stamped.

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  • Thanks for the input!:) into the scrap bucket it goes.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Oldsilver209 said:
    Thanks for the input!:) into the scrap bucket it goes.

    It is by no means scrap. As a counterstamped coin it has at least a small premium (or more).

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Might warrant some research. Political or store card?

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,209 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's not unusual for someone who is working in an industry that uses punches to mark machine parts to try those punches out on some of their pocket change. I think that this is what happened here.

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  • rheddenrhedden Posts: 6,556 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I could see someone using coins made of various metals as test subjects during a classroom lecture on Rockwell hardness testing. My guess is that it received its counterstamp in a college lecture hall or laboratory.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,044 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a couple of coins with the rockwell test marks. Don't know what happened to them, but here is an example of what the test marks looked like on mine.
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