NGC Recognizes “Spitting Eagle” 1983-P Quarters
Posted on 7/22/2013
SARASOTA, Fla. (July 22, 2013) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will now attribute the “Spitting Eagle” variety of 1983-P Washington Quarters. The variety is identified by die clashing that left a raised ridge from Washington's neck below the eagle's beak. Its location makes it appear that the eagle is spitting.
This variety is reminiscent of the famous 1891-CC VAM-4 Spitting Eagle Morgan Dollar, which features a small die defect near the eagle’s mouth. The 1891-CC Spitting Eagle is listed in the Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties.