Photo © Ken Potter 2007 / Coin Courtesy of Tracy Miller
1969-D Washington Quarter With a Type B Reverse
Q: While attending the Baltimore 2003 Errorama, James Wiles did an ANA Numismatic Theatre Presentation on the Washington Quarter Reverse Design Varieties. The CONECA website gets questions about these so often that I asked James if the handout that summarized his presentation might still be available for posting on the website, which he was happy to dig up and offer for use.
I might point out here while most the inquiries that come in about these varieties ask about them as “Type A,” “Type B” or Type C, in reference to the transitional issues found in the 50’s through the ’60’s as listed by Walter Breen and others. Wiles’ numbering is an alphanumerical system. While the numbering system may be different than what you might have encountered previously, you can still do the necessary cross referencing to any designations on slabs or other holders by just checking your coin against his detailed images, figuring out what Wiles’ CONECA number is and then consulting the chart at the bottom of the document to learn more about the possible rarity of your coin.
See The Presentation Here