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Gold colored quarter

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Siuol
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 Posted 01/16/2010  11:55 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Siuol to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

One of my co workers received a gold colored quarter at the local grocery store the other day. Knowing that I have an interest in that kind of thing she asked me about it. It is a philly statehood quarter. Everything about it seems to be right except the color. I weighed it and it came in at 5.7 grams. Size and shape are the same as a normal quarter. Took some scans of it next to a regular coin, but they didn't come out the best. Dos anybody know what is going on with this?



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 Posted 01/17/2010  07:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add trainhater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From one of those "Franklin Mint" sets or something off the Home Shopping Network. They colorize a years set of circulating coins and sell them for a premium. Someone figured out what it really was and put it to its best use and spent it.
It is worth $.25 though.
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 Posted 01/17/2010  08:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To me it looks like just simple toning.
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01/17/2010 08:04 am
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 Posted 01/17/2010  2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coppercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't tell from a scan, but I can tell it's not an error. It's either plated or has something on it from where or how it was stored.
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 Posted 05/27/2010  10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnstac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I did a search first and found this thread about a gold toned quarter. The other night, my daughter and I were combing through a box of quarters and found this gold colored quarter. It is a Rhode Island quarter and the color is even on both sides. I can even see it on the edge. I guess it is possible that someone bought one of those franklin mint quarters and released it into circulation but that just doesn't make sense. Just wondering if anyone else has come across this. When I googled it, there was another post about someone who also found a rhode island quarter with this same color.
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 Posted 05/27/2010  10:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnstac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I want to also mention that I found another response and this persons description is similar to mine.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...82258AAp0veD

It has a bit of silver showing through at the bottom of the washington head and also a flaw where it looks like the sailboat was struck with a sharp object. Weird.
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05/27/2010 10:37 pm
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 Posted 05/27/2010  10:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add collectall to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have one also.
Maybe they are gold plated or some kind of gold color material
Mine also is the same size and weight as a regular quarter.



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 Posted 05/28/2010  10:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I guess it is possible that someone bought one of those franklin mint quarters and released it into circulation but that just doesn't make sense.

Sure it makes sense. They bought them and then when they went to sell them they found that no one would pay more than face value for them so they just dumped them. It happens. The Treasurer at one of my local coin clubs went to the babk a few months back to get change for his wife's business and got three solid rolls of gold plated state quarters. (all different states) Someone, might have even been a dealer that bought them for face off some TV buying sucker, had just rolled them up and deposited them.
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 Posted 05/28/2010  5:09 pm  Show Profile Check coop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or they were stolen and the bad guy wanted to dump them for the cash.
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 Posted 05/29/2010  01:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add foundinrolls to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin in the first post is plated. I have seen many where the plating becomes compromised during circulation. That is what happened to the coin in the original posters post:-)

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