Collecting Coins From 1993 – Identifying the Double Die Quarter

If you’re interested in collecting coins from 1993, it’s best to know how to identify the doubling. While a 1993 double die quarter has a small doubling, this flaw isn’t always easily noticed without the help of a coin magnifier. The doubling of a 1993 double die penny is quite minor, and its value depends largely on its condition. Minor doubling pennies can be worth anything from a few cents to several hundred dollars.

Another error was the p quarter. This coin featured a misshapen “P” in the center of the motto of the United States. Its obverse side was virtually unrecognizable, causing confusion among collectors. The issue also made it difficult to find genuine coins. As a result, it’s crucial to avoid collecting coins that have the same flaw, as it is highly unlikely to be a rare and valuable find.

Another notable error on a 1993 quarter is a partial extra column on the obverse side. There’s a short NW/SE die gouge below the first nine of the date and inside the lower three. It can also protrude from the right cornice. Finally, the reverse side of the 1993 double die quarter has a small flaw in the reverse, which is due to the dies’ curved edges.

The reverse of a 1993 double die quarter is identical to the obverse, but one die is missing. This doubled die will affect the image of the coin. The more obvious the flaw, the more valuable the coin. It’s possible to spot a double die coin in the first strike of a new coin if you can identify the die-doubling. A 1993 double die quarter is one of the rarest varieties of a 1993-S. quarter, so you should always examine it carefully to identify the flaw.

Although 1993-D pennies are relatively common, they are also valuable as rare proof coins. One of the highest valued 1993-D penny was graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as MS69RD, and it sold for $4,600 at an auction in June 2010. Proof coins are made to appeal to collectors. They are struck twice on large coin presses, using highly reflective blanks. This ensures a coin with an extraordinary degree of clarity.

The 1943-D Washington quarter, issued by the Philadelphia Mint, is another example of a doubled die obverse. Both the date and the “IN GOD WE TRUST” are doubled, and it can be easily identified by the slight doubling of the obverse letters. A 1943-D Washington quarter is valued at $142 in average condition, while a 1993-D Washington quarter can go for $2279 to $6,220 in uncirculated mint condition.