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2002 Ohio Quarter with unusual rim - raised/no ridges

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 Posted 09/11/2008  10:00 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Damashi to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have a very odd Ohio Quarter (D) with a raised rim that is wider than both the face and obverse, causing each side of the coin to be recessed. The rim is smooth (no ridges) and is half-copper, half silver.

What would cause this? And (as most people ask, I imagine) is it worth anything?



Any help is appreciated. Thanks so much!

-- Richard

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 Posted 09/11/2008  10:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rockdude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've heard that coins left in a dryer will end up looking like that one. Circulating clad coins do not contain any silver. The outer cladding is a nickel-copper alloy that has a silvery color. The only silver quarters now made are in special Proof sets.
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 Posted 09/11/2008  10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Damashi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I should have specified "silver in color."

What I'm not convinced on, though, is how a quarter in a dryer would cause the rim to expand evenly on both sides, uniformly all around, without wearing off the face or obverse. Also, the quarter appears to be a bit thicker than a regular one.
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 Posted 09/11/2008  10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like someone tried to spoon it to make a ring. Then realized it will take a very long time (and likely multiple spoons:-) on a clad coin.
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 Posted 09/11/2008  10:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coppercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The quarter appears to be thicker because the rims have been evenly beaten inward. Rockdude is correct, this was caused by a commercial dryer.
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 Posted 09/11/2008  1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add foundinrolls to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yep:-)
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