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1908 O Barber quarter weighs 5.84 grams. Wear?  
 

 
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 Posted 04/20/2018  1:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have this 1908 O Barber quarter and it weighs 5.84g. I know they are supposed to weigh 6.25g. is this from wear? That is a difference of 0.41g. That is an awful lot of weight to cut considering it still shows some pretty good detail. Yes, its definitely circulated!


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The supposed to's and should haves...there are 1) tolerances 2) manufacturing differences, including the alloy, stock plate thickness variants among others 3) then slight wear. Any circulated coin will be different, above/below, you name it and in what combination. I don't get my knickers in a knot unless there is a 1g difference, then you may have "something", error or fake?

Try dealing with the ancients(lotta wear/corrosion) and actual counterfeit detection, there's where you see disparities among weights/materials!


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Thanks Crazyb0! You are definitely one of the guys I look to for great advice and knowledge!
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.41 grams is a likely weight loss strictly because of the considerable circulation.
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Thanks Mox!
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I would be concerned that .41 g is too great a weight loss. I'd probably want to run a specific gravity test on it.
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 Posted 06/19/2018  11:31 pm  Show Profile   Check Errors and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errors and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's hard to say for sure. I know that a coin loses some weight after being in circulation for awhile, but this is a lot of weight lost.
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