Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ohio Dealer Finds Unusual Die Crack in Presidential Quarter

In 2006, one of our own employees at The Executive Coin Company found a new unusual Mint error on a 2004-S Iowa quarter dollar.
Searching through 2004 Proof sets, Lisa Henning - Retail Sales Manager at Executive Coin Company in Stow, Ohio - realized the Proof Iowa quarter she was looking at had an almost straight die crack running from the lower right rim (at 4 o'clock) into the tree, on the reverse.
Proofs are supposed to be carefully checked by the Mint for such flaws. So the reward was even bigger for Lisa, knowing how scarce these errors are on Proof coins.  Die cracks are more often discovered on circulated coins.
Her findings from 2006 were shared with Coin World and published in "Collectors' Clearinghouse," a Coin World feature that identifies and explains the nature of Mint errors and how they occur.

By Executive Coin Staff. April 2011
For more information on Mint errors found on U.S. coins, go to NGC website.