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Mississippi State Quarter Mint Error coin MS66

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Item Number: NK4175
Mississippi State Quarter Mint Error coin MS66
 
Each year, the U.S. Mint produces billions of coins.  The vast majority are struck
correctly and enter circulation or end up in collectors hands.  In order to leave
the U.S. Mint facilities, the coins must pass through a series of quality control
checkpoints. If a coin is found to be struck with an error in the design, or if the
 coining machinery malfunctions and produces misshapen or partially-struck
coins, all of the coins in question are destroyed.
 
However, each year a very few rogue coins manage to escape the eyes of
inspectors and are accidentally released into circulation. These error coins
are highly sought after for their rarity as well as their unusual nature. 
 Due to their rarity, error coins can be expensive. 
 
These mint error coins have an Improperly Annealed planchet. This happens
when the coins stay for too long in the annealing furnace. In order to make the
coins soft before they are struck and to protect the coin dies, coins are heated in
an annealing furnace. If the coins stay too long in the furnace they overheat and
change color. These Statehood quarters have a distinctive dark but fully lustrous
 color. This unique color makes them easy to identify and very few get past the
quality control inspectors. These are interesting mint errors and make a great
addition to any coin collection.