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2001 P Kentucky Quarter That Weighs 5.75 Grams.

 
 
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 Posted 12/02/2019  03:45 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Rupe11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I ran into this 2001 P Kentucky State Quarter. I noticed it weighed more than the other quarters. I looked up information on what the weight was supposed to be. It said 5.67 grams. I know that circulated coins can loose weight through time. So I was curious if they could sometimes weigh more. Doing more research I found the bicentennial quarter weighs 5.75 grams. I didn't notice any other modern quarters weighing over 5.67. So I wondered if this quarter could happen been produced using a leftover bicentennial planchet?
Hoping someone knows. Thanks
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 Posted 12/02/2019  04:15 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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The weight of a clad quarter should be 5.67 grams +/= .227 grams. That puts the low end at 5.443 grams and the high end at 5.897 grams. Your coin's weight of 5.75 grams would be well within the mint tolerance.
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 Posted 12/02/2019  04:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rupe11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! I'll definitely take note of the tolerance!
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 Posted 12/02/2019  04:20 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Doing more research I found the bicentennial quarter weighs 5.75 grams


That is the proper weight for a 40% silver bicentennial quarter, not a copper-nickel clad quarter.

Since yours is a P-mint coin, I would expect it to be near 5.67g as Philly didn't mint any silver quarters during this period. That said, the contemporary silver version of this coin is 90% and weighs 6.3g.

I think you have a CuNi coin struck on a rolled-thick planchet.
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 Posted 12/02/2019  12:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a weight chart of what they are supposed to weight. Copy it and save it for your educational files.
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