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2008P J. Q. Adams dollar with trails

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  • 2008P J. Q. Adams dollar with trails

    Although this is far from being one of the spectacular trail dies, it does have a few milestones.

    It is the first recorded dollor coin with trails (others have been seen but never filed).

    It is the first 2008 die that has been reported with a trails.

    Trails can be seen from the flames of Liberty's torch and from the ES of STATES. The offset direction northeast. This is now in the trail files as 2008P-100DER-001T.

    I would like to congratulate Mary Fantauzzo for this excellent find. Thanks Mary for your sharp eyes.

    BJ Neff
    Last edited by wavysteps; 07-28-2008, 12:16 PM.
    Member of: ANA, CCC, CONECA, Fly-in-club, FUN, NLG & T.E.V.E.C.

  • #2
    Again, thank you, BJ. And thanks for all your hard work on this subject. I'll be sure to let you know if I find any others.


    • #3
      I believe I found one very similar.

      It has trails in same direction from the torch (north-east). Also, the letters ES of STATES show the trail.

      I managed to find in among rolls distributed by the US Mint.

      Very Cool. (be sure to double-click the smaller image for a larger view).


      HK torch liberty J Q dollar.jpg
      Last edited by BIM Mania; 08-09-2008, 06:45 PM.
      CONECA Errorsope Editor


      • #4
        That sure does look like one. Nice find.

        BJ Neff
        Member of: ANA, CCC, CONECA, Fly-in-club, FUN, NLG & T.E.V.E.C.


        • #5
          BIM - if you check the obverse, I'm sure you'll find that Ole Johnny Boy has a severe case of acne The several I've found all have the same markings.


          • #6
            This is def the case, MaryJF.

            I was picking up those markers on the obverse and setting them aside to look closer at a later date. Then I started looking intently at the reverse face and 'wha-bam', there were the trails.

            I've found several others, the degree of trails vary, some weaker, some stronger.

            CONECA Errorsope Editor