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1978 Canada 25c Quarter That Appears To Be Silver

 
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 Posted 05/26/2020  10:41 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ggilker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi
I have a coin that has an odd tarnish compared to any other nickel quarters. This coin also will leave a grey line on paper when the edge is pulled along. Coin is not magnetic. Any feedback is appreciated.
Sorry for the image quality.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnnysprawl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


What's the weight?

Can you post better photos?
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 Posted 05/26/2020  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a contemporary counterfeit. The high lead content is why you see a grey streak on paper.

Illegal to own in Canada.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  10:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ggilker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
HI
thank you for the feedback.
The weight is 6g. I do not have a scale into decimals.
I redid the pictures, best I could do.
All feedback is appreciated.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  10:18 am  Show Profile   Check nickelsguy's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nickelsguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
lead counterfeit as said earlier.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ggilker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi
So why would someone go to the trouble to make a coin like this?
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 Posted 05/27/2020  11:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnnysprawl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At first I thought it might just be environmental damage, like it was buried.

But a normal 1978 quarter should weigh 5.05 g, so yes, it looks like a counterfeit as SPP and Nickelsguy have said (both of whom have loads of experience with fake coins).

We see all sorts of weird experiments with coins on here, plated, hacked up, vise jobs, etc.
Some people have a lot of time on their hands...
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 Posted 05/27/2020  2:27 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen similar counterfeits dating into the mid-1980s... usually, these are lower quality than the white metal counterfeit coins prior to 1940. Anything after the 1950s tends to be lead or lead-tin mixture with a nickel or silver plating on them.
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 Posted 05/28/2020  2:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JGpenny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is this coin cast?
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 Posted 05/28/2020  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Check nickelsguy's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nickelsguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please remember that it is illegal to buy, sell or own counterfeit Canadian coins.
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