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2000 Maryland State Quarter With Odd Yellow Tint And Plastic Coating

 
 
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 Posted 11/19/2018  3:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add wilbur to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm hoping someone can help me solve a mystery. My sister was given this quarter as change from a grocery store, and she noticed that it had a yellow tint and what seemed to be a clear epoxy coating on both sides. It has similar weight to a normal quarter. Do collectors sometimes go through the trouble of coating their coins to protect them? The edges are still rough and exposed.

My main question is: Why is there a different tint to it than normal quarters have? Is there something special about this quarter?

I apologize for the odd question but I appreciate any help. Thank you!






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11/19/2018 3:08 pm
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 Posted 11/19/2018  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Looks like a third party enhancement marketed and sold for a large premium, but holding no real value beyond face.
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 Posted 11/19/2018  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wilbur to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. Thanks jbuck
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 Posted 11/19/2018  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@wilbur, first welcome to CCF. Second, @jbuck nailed it. Certainly cool to look at but only worth face value.
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 Posted 11/19/2018  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Couldn't really say why some aquire a yellow hue overtime. I have been collecting these since the beginning, pulling them from circulation as I got them, and several of my own are now as you described. They have a pleasing light "golden" tone even though they are encapsulated in Air-tite ring holders. Personally, I like the look.
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 Posted 11/20/2018  3:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wilbur to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Spence and Ballyhoo. That's interesting how some of them get a yellow hue. Since yours happen when they're encapsulated, maybe a lack of oxygen or something turns them? Interesting info.
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 Posted 11/20/2018  4:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with jbuck on this one.



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 Posted 11/20/2018  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
how some of them get a yellow hue


Actually, I think that the companies were gold plating certain parts of the coin prior to adding the clear coat.
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 Posted 11/20/2018  7:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Actually, I think that the companies were gold plating certain parts of the coin prior to adding the clear coat.

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 Posted 11/20/2018  8:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say a colorized coin .
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 Posted 11/22/2018  09:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wilbur to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the additional input and the clarification. I really appreciate you folks taking a look and the warm welcome. Happy Thanksgiving to all the US folk on here.
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