21702Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Washington Quarter; Off-Center Strike On Split Planchet?
- Aug 2 11:30 AMiwork4coin has a similar coin for saleebay item# 350232007268
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From: "bgsherris" <bgsherris@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2009 9:38:28 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Washington Quarter; Off-Center Strike On Split Planchet?
Correct; the "coin" weighs 1 gram.
The strange aspect of this is that the unstruck area of this specimen appears to be appropriately "finished" on both sides, and not split.
That's the part that remains curious to me.
--- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond" <mdia1@...> wrote:
> It looks like it might be an off-center strike on a detached clad layer. The incuse mirror image on the reverse face is either a very strong ghost image (the result of a uniface strike) or a mirror brockage. Can you provide a weight for us? A clad layer should weigh around 1 gram.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bgsherris" <bgsherris@> wrote:
> > For better or for worse, I just purchased a very strange looking Washington Quarter...it appears to be an off-center strike on a very thin (perhaps split) planchet. The only problem is that if you examine the unstruck area, the planchet does not show obvious signs of a split planchet; both unstruck sides appear to be appropriately "finished". The obverse side appears reasonably normal, but the reverse side of the stuck area is a strong incluse mirror image. The coin appears to show areas of some sort of corrosion or pitting.
> > I have posted numerous photos of the coin in the photo gallery (in it's own folder entitled "Washington Quarter Fragment?".
> > My hypothesis is that a split planchet wound up being fed into a press on top of already struck quarter, receiving a normal strike on the obverse and a mirror brockage strike from the already strck quarter on the "reverse."
> > Or is this some sort of fraud? The seller appears to be reputable.
> > Thoughts from anyone, please?
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