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2016 P Illinois Quarter - 2 Toned

 
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 Posted 05/25/2022  04:02 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MaxPower to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone tell me what happened with this quarter? Most of it is the normal silver color but there are areas on the front and back that are copper colored. Unfortunately the pictures don't quite do it justice regarding the stark contrast between the two colors. It doesn't appear that it is paint or something similar causing the copper color.

As always, thanks for looking.



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 Posted 05/25/2022  08:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@max, there does seem to be a stark contrast between the two colors of surface toning and that looks pretty cool. It is impossible to know how this damaged occurred, but a couple scenarios that come to mind is being buried in soil with different areas of reactivity or have something stuck to the surface like glue while being exposed to chemicals. The glue would have acted like a mask to blunt the toning process.
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 Posted 05/25/2022  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's as good a guess as any.
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 Posted 05/25/2022  10:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like environmental damage of some sort.
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 Posted 05/25/2022  11:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sometimes it is almost impossible to tell how a coin gets damaged after it leaves the mint.
All I can tell it is some sort of environmental damage.
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 Posted 05/25/2022  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MaxPower to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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