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1973 Quarter Weight Is Lower Than Normal Specs

 
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 Posted 11/29/2022  2:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dreamin_Sqaw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Searched for topics before making this post.

I have gotten minimal results from the forum search.
I noticed a 1973 quarter posting about a 5.3 , I also have one. It weighs 5.36 grams and it is not a detector find.

I have several 1970's quarters and they all weigh in at spec.

I use the weightman Gold scale.
I've reset scale many times and weighed multiple coins in concession to see if I was right on what I saw.
I'm just curious about the weight difference. What can make it that different ?

Thanks

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 Posted 11/29/2022  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly a slightly thinner planchet.
The same as you can have thick planchets causing a coin to be overweight,
you can have thin planchets causing it to be underweight.
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 Posted 11/29/2022  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JTCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Large, clear, cropped images of the coin in question, both obverse and reverse please.
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 Posted 11/29/2022  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

5.67 is normal with a mint tolerance of 0.19 grams +/-.
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 Posted 11/29/2022  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So it is within tolerance. (Only coins weighed at the mint are gold coins) A thinner planchet coin will show a weaker strike. But yours is normal from the description.
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 Posted 11/29/2022  5:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Dear and I need two sides photos and also the side rims pic please. I know some 1973 which are less then the normal. And this was because from one reason or other the mint receive two different kind of rolls: one bronze and one brass (for example) normally was suppose to be bronze. The brass was for Cents but not this dimension.
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 Posted 11/30/2022  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dreamin_Sqaw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Took me a minute to figure out where the reply icon was.
I do not have the pics yet for this coin.

BUT, I have a 1989 quarter that weighs 5.00 grams that I do have pics for. Should I post a totally new topic to get opinions on that as well ?
Thanks to all.

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One coin per thread is best.
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