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2000 Gold Tone Manganese Quarter? Baffled But Excited

 
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 Posted 05/26/2020  10:32 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Burbler123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this in pocket change yesterday. I do not have a scale but will try to find one. Not sure what it would suppose to weigh


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 Posted 05/26/2020  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a coin you would find in a dusty outdoor find. Not a plus for the coin though.
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I washed it with soap and water.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  10:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Burbler123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is definately not the same color as regular quarters. There is no clad appearance on edge of coin. 1 color golden
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 Posted 05/26/2020  11:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please post a photo or two of the reeded edge. There's a possibility that the coin was plated. There have been third-party vendors who've 'gold' plated quarters and sold them in sets.

Eager to hear what others have to say.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  11:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is plated, everyone and their sister is plating these and selling them.

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Agree with Bobby. These were sold all over (especially on late night infomercials to old people) back when the State Quarter series began. They would plate them in a microscopic coating of gold, then advertise them a "24k gold quarters" and sell about a dollar face for $19.95.
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I washed it with soap and water.


ARGH!! Don't do that! It didn't do anything in this case, but IF you had a real rarity, cleaning it could have cost you big time.

It may be hard to look at a dirty coin and not want to clean it, but cleaning is not a good idea. Collectors look for original surfaces when buying coins.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  7:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with Yokozuna

Never never never wash or clean your coins. It destroys the patina and value!

I also agree this is a plated coin.
Very common I'm afraid.

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What it definitely isn't is struck on a Manganese brass dollar planchet or on a quarter planchet punched from manganese brass strip. Dollar planchet wouldn't fit in the coining chamber and would be oversized, and a quarter blank punched form dollar strip would be seriously overweight, about 7 grams.
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I won't rule anything out with turn of the millennium.
http://www.error-ref.com/sate_quart...ental_alloy/

very well could be plated, and it is a Denver mint, not Philadelphia, but, Who knows, they were playing around for dollar planchets with quarter size stock in odd alloys at the end of 1999 and beginning of 2000 and testing strikes. Some have turned up.

still could be plated, because plating is pretty common with those.

The weight for a quarter should be 5.670 grams give or take, but this won't be difinitive either, because I can't tell you what the weight of the experimental planchets were and a layer of plating is minimal additional weight.

Clear in focus pictures of the coin, front, back and edge would be helpful, and still it might not tell us. I'd say you could scrape between the reeding on the edge (least noticeable spot for a test to happen) with a razor and if it's plated, it will come off and show copper, but I'd do less invasive methods first before going that far..

It's one of those things where it's going to be 99%+ plated, but that year has a higher chance than usual of being off metal and struck on an experimental planchet.

Don't get your hopes up though. It's had 20 years to circulate and be messed with and likely not a rarity.
Just telling it like it is.

I don't think weigh will be conclusive though, for all I know the experimental planchets were within weight tolerances for quarters also.
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