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Error $2.50 1910 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle Struck on Scratched Planchet - UNC

This 1910 Quarter Eagle was struck on a scratched blank, and the scratch was so deep that the striking pressure was not sufficient to fill in the scratch.

The scratch is easily seen through GOD and TRUST on the reverse, yet it is evident that the letters were struck up into the recesses in the die after the planchet had been scratched.

Small flaws in planchets often survived striking in this series, however this is an exceptionally large one, and quite unusual.