Bicentennial Quarter - Blemished

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Bicentennial Quarter - Blemished

#1 Unread post by fishman463 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:38 am

I have a coin that I have carried around for about 20 years or so that has a very odd blemish that I was curious about. There is a sort of bubble on either side of the coin, but not exactly opposite each other. I have never seen another blemish like this one and I'm not really much of a coin guy anyway, I just hang on to interesting things like this. I was hoping someone could shed some light on the kind/cause of the blemish and whether it has any value other than face value of course. Thanks in advance.
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#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:56 pm

Welcome!
Nor sure if the "shiny" area is raised, or just cleaner. Up-close it gets pretty blurry. If it is a dome-like indent, then its damage.

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#3 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:19 am

I have a dime (1980?) with similar bubbles on both sides. I think a very hot torch applied quickly to one side at a time can produce this kind of damage, to produce the offset effect.
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#4 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:20 am

I agree this is PMD post mint damage.

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#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:39 am

i have to agree with "PMD" here from these pics,
it looks as if the 'raised area' gets more "rub" than the other areas, & looks 'lighter' in color,........JMO

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#6 Unread post by L4life » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:55 pm

That's interesting bc I have a similar quarter ....
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#7 Unread post by PALH1 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:02 am

:welcome:

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#8 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:28 pm

I believe that on the original coin, the areas in question were raised in relief not incuse.
L4Life's coin has the reverse anomaly incuse but the obverse is raised in relief. Either way it is PSD. (Post Strike Damage)

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Re: Bicentennial Quarter - Blemished

#9 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:07 am

All this is damage to these coins but always interesting to see people's discoveries.

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