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1970S US Quarter struck on a 1941 Canadian quarter

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Just read this article about a 1970S US Quarter struck on a 1941 Canadian quarter being offered for sale. Very first I ever heard of it.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/08/1970s-quarter-selling-for-thousands-on-ebay.html

 

 

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I'm amazed that someone has sat on that error for over 40 years. And how did a Canadian quarter get in with the proof planchets anyway? Wow.

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I'm amazed that someone has sat on that error for over 40 years. And how did a Canadian quarter get in with the proof planchets anyway? Wow.

 

I assume it was somebodies private strike. Not unusual for the creation of Mint errors and such.

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2 Georges for the price of 1!

Frankly, I surprised the SS released it - since there's no way it could be anything but intentional.

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I don't think this should be classified as error. This should be classified as overstrike where old coins were used as planchets. This was a common practice in the old days. In fact a 1804 dollar coin was overstruck over 1857 Swiss thaler, meaning a mint employee used an old coin as a planchet.

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