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State quarter with penny stamp

Hello, I am new here and am looking for some information on a quarter that I found years ago in my loose change from a purchase. It looks to me like a penny was stamped over the front o
f the quarter. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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  • lcutlerlcutler Posts: 490 ✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum. Unfortunately your coin is just damaged, someone pounded or squeezed a cent into it. These are commonly called vise coins, as squeezing in a vise is one way it can be done.

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PMD, someone was having fun with the vise in their garage.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 723 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 9:42AM

    See these quite often on the various forums, in fact there as one on another forum this morning.
    Easy to tell as the stamped in copy is in reverse and incuse instead of positive and raised.
    It’s still worth 25 cents though.

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,740 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Greenstang said:
    See these quite often on the various forums, in fact there as one on another forum this morning.
    Easy to tell as the stamped in copy is in reverse and concuse instead of positive and raised.
    It’s still worth 25 cents though.

    Not concuse, but incuse.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 723 ✭✭✭✭

    Not concuse, but incuse.
    Woops, typo on my part, will correct on post.
    Thanks

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess the common term is vise job. There's no way (IMO), someone or anyone can turn a common workshop vise tight enough to transfer an impression from one coin to another. It has to be "much" more pressure then that! I'm thinking more like an Hydraulic press.

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  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,509 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can easily be done on one of these which are in many maintenance and machine shops.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Them darn Hammer Mechanics at it again..........

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,966 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bear11B said:
    It looks to me like a penny was stamped over the front of the quarter.

    It looks like that because that's exactly what happened - someone "stamped a penny into the quarter", using some tool that applied considerable force - enough force to bend and squash the quarter all out of shape. Unfortunately, that "someone" wasn't the US Mint, as noted by others above - a vise, a big guy with a hammer, or even just placing the two coins underneath the leg of a heavy piece of furniture, will all do this kind of damage. So this is not classed as a mint error.

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