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Arizona Statehood Error Quarters
To date I have found several different errors or varieties in the Arizona Statehood Quarters. Three are in the same category. They have to do with extra cactus leaves in the lower area of the coin by the designers initials and 2008 date. These are more prevailant on the P mint than D mint.
The 1st and rarest error has 2 extra leaves and covers a part of the 2008 date. Pictured is one of three that I found in mint rolls. There are a few of these out there as I have followed some that were auctioned on ebay. The 2nd variety of this coin is a leaf that covers part of the designers initials. There are more of these than the 2 leaf variety above. Sorry no picture on this one. 3rd variety is a leaf under the cactus by the designer initials not covering the initials. This one is pictured. I have several other varieties that include off center broadstrikes, die polishing and double struck.
1999P New Jersey Reverse Doubled Die
This Statehood Quarter was found while going through some of my pocket change. The coin appears that it was not ready for the strike. Maybe not heated enough. Notice the rough look of the open areas closer to the rim of the coin. This area should be smooth. This coin definitely was not ready to be struck. It may have had trouble in the annealing process. The doubling is very noticeable in the E PLURISBUS UNUM area it actually covers most of the reverse.
NOTE: A new squeeze process was used to put the image on the planchets to prevent the doubled die effect. The old method where the planchet was actually struck produced doubling by the planchet actually moving in the collar after the 1st strike. On the 2nd strike the image was slightly off giving it a doubled look. I am not sure why or how the squeesing technique causes this doubling look. It could be due to the pressure being off or bleeding off during the process. However I have noticed on a number of States this doubling affect.
2006D Nebraska Statehood Quarter Polished Die Error
Here we have part of the image not showing up as well throughout the coin. The dies are polished on a regular basis to keep them producing nice looking coins. Sometimes the dies are polished so much that part of the image starts to disappear. Normally the dies are pulled before this happens. Due to a lot of coins being struck in a short period of time you are very likely to find some of these coins. This coin was found in a Roll from the Mint. Notice how part of the AMERICA is very light as well as the QUARTER and LI in LIBERTY area. The reverse was also polished a lot in the area of Chimney Rock.
2008 P Alaska Statehood Quarter Obverse Doubled Die
Doubled die on the obverse in the IN GOD WE TRUST area. Sorry not a great picture to show this. Coin has doubling in the DOLLAR area also. Some time in the near future I will be getting a good camera that attaches to my computer, designed for taking pictures of coins and other objects up close. I have done the best I could with my handheld camera. I have found several coins in the Mint Rolls with some doubling on the reverse in the THE GREAT LAND area.
2008D Oklahoma D Fading D Mint Mark (Polished Die Error??)
This coin was found in a Mint Roll. Notice how the D mint mark is barely visable. This appears to be a die where the mint mark was probably almost polished off. The L in LIBERTY is also light, however the rest of the coin is beautifully struck. I will get this one looked at and certified by ANACS. This will result in a report as to what happened to this coin during the process of it being made.
2008P South Carolina Reverse Doubled Die
This coin was found in a mint roll with several others. The doubled die area is in the Palmetto area and just above it on the State Border outline. Looking at the fields where there is no design we again see the roughness as we saw in the New Jersey Quarter. We see this on both the obverse and the reverse. This planchet may not have been heated enough for the striking process.
2000P Maryland Statehood Quarter reverse doubled die
I have found several of these quarters in Mint Rolls. I have also observed several being sold on Ebay. Most of the doubling on these coins are in the THE OLD LINE STATE and both flags area.
Hopefully in the next couple of months I will be able to purchase my new coin camera and provide you with some exceptional pictures of my ERROR COINS. Till next time, enjoy.
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