"Cut throat" Quarter barber
I had this quarter in my collection for too many years, and just recently I noticed the throat damaged that come from the word "WE" all the way down to the throat. And I don't see any damage on the reverse side... Some damage same side but opposite side of the observe cut...
Hi again,Moises! Thanks for your reply & link for the video! Months ago,I already saw on History Tv. channel this episode of ''Pawn Stars''. My response to this and to you is:
1) There are all kind of strange people in the World,if they like to consider a die brake as the ''king of errors'' they are free to do so! (We all live in a free society,no?) For me,even a die brake would remain a damage of the coin... Stronger the die brake is,more damaged would be the coin,FOR ME!
2) But... I don't discuss these! Let's say as those people like: a die brake is the king/queen of numismatic coin errors!...
So,my friend,you must first be 100% sure that you deal with,indeed,a real die brake in your coin's case too! After that you are very free to find the best coin collector who is seeking such type of errors...
Sorry but I am far of to be an expert on dies,minting process,etc. .... And so,it is much more difficult for me to judge if the damage your coin has is a genuine die brake (''The King of Coin Errors'')! Especially only from provided photos.
Yeah,how does this title,written like this,looks like? Beautiful,no?!
Hi Moises -- That looks like a major minting error to me. But, like Andi, I am not an expert. It could be post-mint damage inflicted on the coin after it left the mint, but I don't think so.
Consider talking to an expert. They guy who literally "wrote the book" on error coins is Mike Byers. Go to his site, contact him, and he will assess your coin.
Hi there, very cool specimen! There are several things that could have happened here, starting with the least interesting (to some) would be someone placed another coin on top and bottom and placed between 2 boards then smacked it, or in a vise.
This could also be a brockage, Counterbrockage, brockage 2nd strike etc with die break, there are also reports of the dies not being properly annealed which would cause the shank to sink in deeper than the die face which is usually very damaged at that point,,,those are Ex. rare. Without that in my hand I couldn't say for sure, even then I would have to study it. Look for distorted devices, some VERY distorted and I believe you may find more clues on the reverse also. The rims are also a very good area to diagnose, they appear smashed on opposite sides which could indicate that this was struck by 2 coins that were not ejected properly from the chamber then struck again. This is all Conjecture of course as I was not there.
By the way, these are my favorite pieces, the mysterious "what happened to this" pieces.
Have a good one!