I found this interesting quarter recently and wanted to get a few extra opinions on it. I've seen so many intentionally altered coins that I initially assumed this was a PMD
science experiment. Plus I've always reallllllly wanted to find a missing clad layer coin so I didn't want to have my wishful thinking get in the way of good judgment.
That said, after scoping the coin I noticed some aspects of the coin that intrigued me. The striations on the front of the coin that I initially thought was damage might alternatively be a planchet issue. If so, it would make a missing clad layer more plausible. The rim of the coin also shows that there might be a distinctive line of where the clad no longer exists. Finally, I put a little acetone on the reverse of the coin to make sure it wasn't a die/paint/coloring and none of the color came off with the acetone.
What do you think?
Thanks for the input!