1983 d quarter with random D on it

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1983 d quarter with random D on it

#1 Unread post by TonyP159 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:29 am

i was looking through my coins and found this quarter it looks like it has a D stamped into it. what is it and is it worth anything?
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Re: 1983 d quarter with random D on it

#2 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:43 am

Thanks for posting images of both sides of the coin.
It is more likely to be Post Strike Damage (PSD) or a stain.

I'm not 100% sure, but this might be what could technically be referred to as struck through grease. (A "Dropped" letter fits in this category, I believe).
Sometimes grease gets on the die and fills some device or design. Normally this shows up as missing designs (or letters/numbers) on a coin. Occasionally this grease falls out ("Dropped") and can land on a planchet before it is struck by the dies. When this happens it usually creates an incuse (recessed) impression on the coins surface.

I cannot tell from your images if the area in question is raised, recessed or neither. (Neither would indicate a stain to me.)

I hope my desription is more helpful than confusing!

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Re: 1983 d quarter with random D on it

#3 Unread post by PALH1 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:41 pm

... may i ask "WHERE" you found this coin ?? :confused:
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this 'looks like' some sort of "surface gunk/goop" to me in these pics ... JMO

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Re: 1983 d quarter with random D on it

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:00 am

This is post mint damage if it was a dropped letter it would be the same shape and size of a letter from this coin.

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Re: 1983 d quarter with random D on it

#5 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:42 am

Daniel wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:00 am
This is post mint damage if it was a dropped letter it would be the same shape and size of a letter from this coin.
Thanks D. I thought it was similar in size to a D from the reverse but maybe distorted from being struck by the die.
But now that I'm picturing it in my mind (dropping a letter), it would be difficult for a dropped letter from the reverse (bottom die) to "jump" up onto the obverse (top) side of a planchet prior to being struck.
(Out of curiosity what years has the mint had the reverse as the hammer die?)

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#6 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:10 pm

The reverse is always the hammer die and I don't know of any exceptions.

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Re: 1983 d quarter with random D on it

#7 Unread post by TonyP159 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:37 pm

i added another pic of it. it is recessed . i found it in my coin jar.

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Re: 1983 d quarter with random D on it

#8 Unread post by TonyP159 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:44 pm

i also measured it with calipers idk if that matters but it matched the D on other side as close as i could . 1.52mm wide 1.74mm tall. if that matters.

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Re: 1983 d quarter with random D on it

#9 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:14 pm

Not sure if the info in the link is actually relevant to this coin but sheds some light on inverted dies.

Follow this link to Error-ref.com for info on "inverted" dies.

Inverted dies LINK .

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Re: 1983 d quarter with random D on it

#10 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:57 pm

This is post mint damage.

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