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Could This Be My First Major Find! 1979 Quarter Struck On Silver Planchet

 
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 Posted 07/06/2022  10:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Newbcoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Should I have tried a couple scales and it varies between 5.80 to 5.82 on the scale could this be something good....any help would be sweet

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 Posted 07/06/2022  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@new,sorry but that seems pretty reasonable for a clad quarter to weigh. Silver quarters weighed more than 6 g.
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 Posted 07/06/2022  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Is the weight the only indicator that this could be a silver coin? Take a look at the reeded edge of the coin. Does the edge of the coin show a copper-colored layer at the center?
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Okay but let me ask y'all this is... Could it be a 40 percent silver planchet than... Because I came across this dude so I'm kinda confused.
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 Posted 07/06/2022  11:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a bit of the description from that auction.

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The edge lacks the red band customary for clad production.

Is the center of your coin copper color of gray?
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 Posted 07/06/2022  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you show as the rim please and also if is possible an very close of the coin surface at maximum x you can, to see the texture of the metal?
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Also if you have more information about clad Ag planchet please share here, I am interest on, or someone here. After I saw this treath I send an message to NGC to give me some feedback on. Transitional ? of what? Please I will be glad to know from you and promise will be included in my book for Quarters which I thing will be ready to be print in December.
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 Posted 07/07/2022  03:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From first glance, it doesn't look to be silver at all.

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From first glance, it doesn't look to be silver at all.

The color and toning look like a standard cu-ni clad coin.
It's also unlikely that a stray 40% silver planchet would have been lying around in the Mint in 1979. One can understand how an error coin was produced in 1977 as the 40% planchets had been used for the NCLT silver Bicentennial quarters the previous year.
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A photo of the edge might help. Also try the tissue test.
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 Posted 07/07/2022  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Normal clad quarter, not on a silver planchet, sorry.

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Looks pretty normal to me.
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If I ask more information's it is in the way NumisRob explain. What NGC attribute it is an 1977 coin struck in the same period with silver clad halves.
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 Posted 07/07/2022  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DaRukus660 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


This may not be what you thought; however, it is still cool.

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 Posted 07/07/2022  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Silver clad bicentennial quarters should weigh 5.75 grams
That weight is between 6.25 grams for .900 silver Quarters, and 5.67 grams for Cu-Ni clad Quarters.

XRF should confirm either way if there is silver in the surface layer.
If it was a standard Cu Ni clad and silver plated, the core would not show through at the edge.

Therefore, to be genuine, it would have to be positive to silver and show the copper core.

I have to admit, I don't know what sort of inferences I can make with the weight at 5.81 +- .01 grams, with the assumption that the weight is accurate.
?Is the +.06 grams within tolerance for silver clad Bicentennial Quarters?

From the pictures, with other comments about color.
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