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Mike Meenderink

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  1. The coin above appears to be DDR north. There are clear serifs showing north of the doubled devices. I am not able to find an attributed 2023 Eleanore Roosevelt quarter but there may be a newer CONECA attribution that matches this coin. As of now NGC does not recognize or attribute this coin as a DDR but they may in the future. You may want to have this coin attributed at CONECA. Join the organization and have your coin examined. If it is a match to any recently found errors, then it will be attributed with a letter from CONECA. If it is a new attribution, they will recognize you for it and you will get the credit for the first discovery. Good luck.
  2. Hello and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately, the coin is irrevocably damaged. There is no way to remove the loop setting without damaging the coin or leaving indications of the loop. The coin looks to be in low AU condition but it also appears to have been improperly cleaned as indicated by the hairline scratches and overall dull appearance of the coin. Cheers
  3. It's been around that's for sure. IMO that's what makes these chop marked coins so interesting is the proof of travel and heavy commerce. I wouldn't collect several of these but possibly one or two for numismatic examples. Cool coin.
  4. The 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence Half Dollar is most often noted for its low relief design, which gives the coins somewhat of an unattractive appearance. This was one of two commemorative coins issued for the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Sesquicentennial Half Dollars were authorized in a quantity of up to one million coins. In anticipation of widespread demand the entire amount was struck at the Philadelphia Mint. The coins were offered for sale at $1 each and ultimately only sold 141,120 pieces. The remaining amount was melted. Ironically, the initial unpopularity of the design which led to low sales, now makes this one of the more valuable commemorative coins due to the low resulting surviving mintage. Its the best of the bunch. It has some issues, but may be conservation worthy. Its AU but seems damaged or corroded in some way.
  5. If the coin was from 1895 (any silver coin) instead of 1995 I'd like it but when it's less than 30 years old, I'd call it environmental damage from improper storage or possibly artificial toning. I don't like it.
  6. Please read some books on coin collecting basics before you even consider submitting any coins for grading. Most coins DO NOT qualify to be graded. A coin must have a value either monetary or personal to justify the cost of grading it. In order for this to be done efficiently and with success many things must be learned about coins, grading coins, recognizing fakes, learning about key dates, metal composition..the list goes on and on. Please save yourself the time, disappointment and financial headaches and problems of just submitting coins without knowledge.
  7. Fake. When it seems to good to be true its usually is. What really stands out is the condition and the coloring of the coin. Even if perfect and never circulated it would eventually change color. Its not even close to real based on the devices as well. The weird 2 tone silver of the reverse also says fake.
  8. Nice find ! If graded it would most likely grade AU 53 thus making its value around $75.00. Good pick!