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Another 1972 Silver Quarter?

 
 
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 Posted 07/12/2019  09:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dspenny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I'm a new member, rekindling a forgotten interest in coin collecting. I just came across this coin in my stash. Haven't looked at it in probably 25 years or so. I think it could be something like the "original 1972 Silver Quarter guy" posted several years ago. Here are some pics of my coin. I'm going to pick up a scale later today to confirm, but it feels slightly lighter than the 1973 I'm comparing it to. Any ideas on what it might be, other than just a typical 1972 quarter? Thanks in advance for sharing your insight and knowledge!



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 Posted 07/12/2019  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly plated?

Weight will settle the issue.



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 Posted 07/12/2019  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add beachnut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, likely plated. I have the exact same one that I came across years ago. I can't recall the weight at the moment. I did keep it however just because it really looks like silver. I wonder if the same person plated both.
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 Posted 07/12/2019  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An instantaneous and easy way to tell without a scale would be to hear the ring of it when dropped onto a hard surface (use common sense - not a great distance that would mar the coins). Then drop a clad quarter. Spinning them on a glass surface also works as the quarter settles the sounds are very different.

It also would not hurt to drop or spin a common date silver quarter to hear for sure what a silver will sound like.
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 Posted 07/12/2019  11:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it WAS silver, it should feel heavier than the 73 not lighter. But "feeling" is NOT a valid way to judge. Without lots of practice it is pretty much impossible to tell a difference in weight of less than 5 grams. Even with a lot of practice, 1 gram is about the minimum you can tell. The difference between a clad quarter and a silver one is about .75 grams.
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Probably was plated as mentioned earlier.
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Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
Split Plate Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/357614
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 Posted 07/13/2019  4:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dspenny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for your help. I went for the easy and foolproof check - filing the edge. It is indeed plated. Mystery solved. Makes me want to look through my bags of "silver coins" to be sure they are all actually silver. Thanks again!
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 Posted 07/14/2019  6:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DrJamesDaddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I suppose that would work too...


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 Posted 07/14/2019  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not recommended if you really believe you might have the real thing!
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