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1980 P 40% Silver Washington Quarter (Filled P)

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 Posted 02/26/2020  1:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jwazz212121 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I have a few quarters pre-1965 and I know exactly what a silver quarter looks, feels and sounds like. That tingy hollowish sounds and feels like you could bend it by hand.
This quarter feels and sounds exactly like them. It's obviously not 90% silver as I has the copper ring around the rim, but man picking this quarter out from 100 other 1980 quarter while blindfolded is a breeze. Talk to me

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 Posted 02/26/2020  1:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please post photos of reverse and obverse . Try to take pics without distorting it's roundness . Could be a problem with authenticity here .
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 Posted 02/26/2020  2:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you provide the weight, please.



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 Posted 02/26/2020  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it has the copper on the edge then it is just a clad quarter. Sound and feel are really pretty useless for this purpose, an accurate weight would be a much better test.
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Please weigh it and tell how much it weighs.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  11:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jwazz212121 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@lcutler If this is a 40% silver quarter it would still have a copper ring around it. I'm getting a scale today guys and will post better pics of obverse\reverse\weight.... I can promise you this quarter is silver!!
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 Posted 02/28/2020  04:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 40% silver clad coins have a core that is slightly more than 20% silver and do not look like the regular copper clad cores. Good luck, but I will stand by my statement.
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@jwazz, know that we all are hoping that you have found something interesting (like an off-metal strike), but please allow us to be skeptical. Since the copper core is not always visible around the edge of clad coins, the weight will be a better determinant of whether this coin is clad or silver.


Added: I do agree with you that this coin was struck with a die having a broken post on the mintmark. That allowed metal to flow into and fill in the top part of the P mintmark. These are fun to find, but pretty common.
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 Posted 02/28/2020  10:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is highly unlikely that a 40% silver quarter planchet from San Francisco would somehow find itself in a coining press in Denver five years later (all of the silver Bicentennial coins were struck in 1975).

Weight won't tell you much because there is a significant overlap in the tolerance ranges for the clad and 40% silver quarters.

Specific gravity could tell you something but an XRF gun test would be more definitive. "Feel" and ring testing is highly suspect, and in most cases can be dismissed out of hand.
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Weight?

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Coop, your table doesn't list the weight for the 40% silver quarter. 5.75 grams
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The quarter weights 5.48 grams. The same as the bicentennial quarter which is 40% silver. The core is different as it has even slabs of silver on both sides with a faint thin ring of copper in the middle
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"The quarter weights 5.48 grams. The same as the bicentennial quarter which is 40% silver." Actually, the 40% Bicentennial quarter weight is 5.75, slightly heavier than the regular clad weight of 5.67.
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It does look different. Have you tried the tissue test? Can you take pictures of the tissue test?
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The filled 'P' is form a broken post on the mintmark initial. When they break off the die, the void gets filled in with metal. Then it looks like your coin.
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