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2000 State Quarter- South Carolina; Anything Special?

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 Posted 10/10/2021  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Environmental damage.
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 Posted 10/10/2021  1:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@wrekk mentioned about the weight. That would be the first thing that I would check. If it is normal, then this is definitely surface staining due to chemical/environmental exposure.
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 Posted 10/10/2021  1:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Does not quite look like a missing clad layer


Good question about asking for the weight. Not to say it can't happen because it has, but most missing clad layers only affect one side of a clad coin. Both clad layers missing, meaning basically a solid copper planchet, are extremely rare. If that is the case here, this quarter will be considerably underweight. In addition, if memory serves me correctly, both missing clad layers would result in a weak strike on both obverse and reverse but the op's coin looks well struck. I'm still leaning toward ED though.
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 Posted 10/10/2021  1:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Bumpkin,thanks for the lesson. I was un aware that it usually only effects on side, though it makes sense after seeing clam shell coins, if the clam shell fully comes off it would be missing clad on one side of the coin.i don't think I personally have seen an example of missing all clad though I am sure they do exist.

Based on the colour I'm leaning towards metal detector find, but to the OP it's always better safe then sorry so definitely weigh it and chime back.
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 Posted 10/10/2021  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree Wrekk, thanks! Hopefully the op will post the weight.
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 Posted 10/10/2021  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to be environmental tarnishing/staining/discolouration. I agree, weight would be helpful.
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 Posted 10/10/2021  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Detector finds are that color:

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 Posted 10/10/2021  5:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Batman357769 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Comparing it with other State Quarters it looks a bit thinner but I know you can't go by that. As for the weight I think it feels a bit lighter than other State Quarters but without scales I cannot be certain about the weight. I'll try to get my hands on some scales sometime tonight and weigh it. Also, I found it in a coin exchange machine. Put a dollar in and immediately noticed this brown piece of metal as soon as it came out.
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 Posted 10/10/2021  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Batman357769 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also, someone named strike weakness. While the strike is full and in detail all the raised portions of the coin seem kinda shallow. Like they are not raised as high as other coins. Almost feels flat and smooth when holding it
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 Posted 10/10/2021  5:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think weight would be the only way to say with 100% accuracy if this is an error. Even then possibly an xrf.
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 Posted 10/10/2021  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Eager to learn the weight. For now, I'm thinking environmental damage.
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 Posted 10/11/2021  01:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Batman357769 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I just weighed it (scales only show tenths)
It weighed 5.5g
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 Posted 10/11/2021  01:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well within the tolerance of a U.S. minted Quarter. This pretty much sums it up as environmental damage. Thank you for the weight Batman. I'm sure others will appreciate it too.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  07:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMHO, as others have noted it is environmental and the weight helps confirm that by ruling out other possibilities.

(It looks very similar to quarters I have found metal detecting. The moisture in the ground seems to bring out the brown from the copper from the center layer.)
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