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Defective Quarters

  • 1.  Defective Quarters

    Posted 11-08-2018 17:12
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    Just curious, but is anyone else getting more defective quarters as of late?  I'm not talking bent, nicked, or scratched from usage, but defective from the mint.  I've gotten a few lately, from 2017 & 2018.  A few I've gotten look like the lamination is coming undone, like a sandwich coming apart, but just slightly out of alignment.  The layers of the coin look inconsistent also.  Another just today seemed thinner than usual as compared to other quarters.

    This creates a headache because the coins get stuck and don't fall. Unless I'm at the mat the machine gets shut down, the customer has to switch machines, etc.  Just another inconvenience to the customer.

    Just venting but attached are some pics.

    David Rebolloso
    North Tryon Laundromat
    Charlotte, NC


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  • 2.  RE: Defective Quarters

    Posted 11-08-2018 21:42

    I wonder if they are such a rarity that they could become a collector's item worth far more than face value.  I believe that is what used to become of coins minted improperly & proven that way???

    I would put those coins aside & find a way to contact the Secret Service via law enforcement ... partially in case the coins were defaced (which is against the law) somehow or maybe they are freak counterfeits or whatever.

    Let us know ... if you leave traceable messages &/or letters up the chain of responsibility ... they can't deny ignoring you if you get no results.

    Michael Walsh
    Store Owner/ Employee
    King Koin Laundry, Car n Dog Wash
    Bismarck ND

  • 3.  RE: Defective Quarters

    Posted 11-09-2018 06:59
    ​In my experience with coin collecting, a coin ONLY becomes "valuable" if the DEALERS get their hands on them FIRST and then all of a sudden they're "collectable", otherwise they're an "error" and worth face value.



    Greg Massung
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Irwin PA

  • 4.  RE: Defective Quarters

    Posted 11-09-2018 11:16
    Your assessment seems correct.  Just a bad batch from the mint.  Your problem should diminish over time, it sucks that one of your customers got a roll or two from that bad batch.

    Paul Kludt
    Multi Store Owner
    Lake Worth Coin Laundry
    West Palm Bch FL

  • 5.  RE: Defective Quarters

    Posted 11-12-2018 12:05
    You just found yourself a $100+ collectable!
    Yes, That type of "Error" Is VERY Collectable, and depending on the numbers produced could be $100 - $500+ Each Coin.
    A Dealer Does Not need to get it first.
    They just know Values, and how / who to tell about the coin(s).
    See if you can get any of the rest of those guys!
    I collect Stamps as a Hobby, and Coins and a side hobby. (also VW toys, as an annoyance to the wife!)

    Service Technician since 1986
    and sometimes Laundromat Owner
    Santa Barbara, CA