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1969 Non Magnetic Quarter 4.9/5.0 Grams, Silver? Supposed to be Magnetic?

 
 
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The weight is within RCM tolerances (5.05 g).

Interesting that it's non-magnetic though...it should be, as it's 99.9% nickel.

Silver quarter planchets from the 1960's were heavier (5.83 g), so it couldn't have been struck on any of them.
And doesn't look like the RCM minted any foreign coins in 1969 (or '68) http://www.coinscan.com/for/foreign.html)...
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I am surprised other people have not weighed in on this like SPP. He would probably be the best at figuring this out. probably need to have this XRF'd to figure out the composition.
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Interesing coin, looks and weighs as a nickel quarter should.
Doesn't look non-magnetic at all.
I have a couple of non-magnetic quarters from the 70's.
Unlike yours they are both seriously underweight and dull looking.

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 Posted 10/25/2018  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zimmy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is within tolerance of U.S. Nickel planchet and U.S. nickels aren't magnetic. However, doesn't appear to be any missing design from being struck on a smaller planchet and U.S. nickel planchets shouldn't be hanging around at the mint.
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 Posted 10/25/2018  11:19 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The colour looks like struck nickel... I wonder if it has been demagnetized?

Secondly, what kind of magnet are you testing this with? Sometimes, fridge magnets are pretty darn weak...

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Yes I agree with spp your magnet needs to be looked at alchemy is unlikely .
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