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1877 quarter with a error

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On 9/28/2022 at 10:53 PM, RFD6810 said:

I ha e a 1877 quarter with what looks to be a  die error on the reverse of the coin  it a line that goes 90% around the letters 


This continues around most of the coin  and is only visible under a microscope 

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On 9/28/2022 at 11:25 PM, Coinbuf said:

That is a die crack, dies fail at some time due to the immense pressure that goes into striking coins.   There are some coins that have multiple die cracks and those coins were struck just prior to the die falling apart.   This is very common on some series of coins and more unusual on others, while interesting it is not considered an error.   Die cracks are used by some to help identify die states and can help in verifying counterfeits.

Thank you for the information 

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