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2000 South Carolina Quarter / Half balnk

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:40 pm
by meek_420
Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum - I stumbled upon this 2000 South Carolina quarter today. I was wondering if anyone could provide some insight in terms of how common this is, as well as it it's worth anything in relation to collector(s) Also what might be said value?

Front Side.jpg
Rear Side.jpg

Thank you for your time


-Mike

Re: 2000 South Carolina Quarter / Half balnk

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:33 am
by Daniel
It could be a uniface strike when another planchet get's in the way and the die strikes them both so that one doesn't get struck with the intended design, but it blank on one side. It's worth something but I am not sure if that's what this is, so it needs a better image or looked at in hand.

Re: 2000 South Carolina Quarter / Half balnk

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:31 am
by Paul
1. does the 'center' of the 'blank side', have a "small dot"?...or a tiny 'raised area'?

2. if you look at the outer rim, can you 'see any markings', does the 'reeding' have any (3-4) "flattened areas"?

3. if you look at the coin 'from the side', at a sharper 'angle', with 'a single light source' that is "AWAY FROM YOU", do you see any concentric circles on the blank side?
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Re: 2000 South Carolina Quarter / Half balnk

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:57 pm
by mhonzell
Please weigh the coin.

Is an error, all the metal will be there, just unformed. Should weigh 5.67g
Thickness at the rim is also likely only slightly affected by the error. Should be 1.75 mm.

Lastly, do you see three layers on the edge, or two?
(If silver, there will be only one, but this doesn't appear to be a proof.)


All these questions point to someone intentionally removing the obverse layer of the coin.

Re: 2000 South Carolina Quarter / Half balnk

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:28 pm
by meek_420
PALH1 wrote:1. does the 'center' of the 'blank side', have a "small dot"?...or a tiny 'raised area'?

A small dot about half the size of a pea in what I would call the exact center.

2. if you look at the outer rim, can you 'see any markings', does the 'reeding' have any (3-4) "flattened areas"?

Upon further examination of the side (see image)
Reed.jpg
there are there slightly, my fingernail doesn't really catch, they feel smooth.[/i][/color]

3. if you look at the coin 'from the side', at a sharper 'angle', with 'a single light source' that is "AWAY FROM YOU", do you see any concentric circles on the blank side?
whistling2: [/size]
There appears to be 3 concentric circles looking at it the way you described, if I tilt it the other way I could see my fingers reflection

Re: 2000 South Carolina Quarter / Half balnk

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:34 pm
by meek_420
mhonzell wrote:Please weigh the coin.

Is an error, all the metal will be there, just unformed. Should weigh 5.67g
Thickness at the rim is also likely only slightly affected by the error. Should be 1.75 mm.

Lastly, do you see three layers on the edge, or two?
(If silver, there will be only one, but this doesn't appear to be a proof.)


All these questions point to someone intentionally removing the obverse layer of the coin.
I have access to a electronic high power microscope at work and a better scale than my food scale here at home. I will report these findings tomorrow, thank you all for the help so far; I really appreciate it.

-Mike