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2003 P State Quarter Clad Error?

 
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 Posted 09/16/2020  10:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mavx31 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

Is this a clad error? Or natural or fabricated damage? It is weighing at 5.8 grams if my scale is correct. Your opinions are greatly appreciated. Thank you for looking!




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 Posted 09/17/2020  12:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks as if someone plated your quarter in cooper. No clad layer on the edges, it's all cooper. You can tell it's plated (opposed to solid cooper) by seeing the silver showing through on the rims. Why? Probably a high school science experiment. A neat curiosity, but numismatically, no premium I'm afraid.

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 Posted 09/17/2020  02:15 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That would be a little overweight for a clad quarter, so it must be altered as suggested. Missing clad would make it much lighter.
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 Posted 09/17/2020  09:12 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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It does look plated. A coin with both clad layers missing is almost impossibly rare, but a few are known to exist. Missing clad is usually on one side or the other and reduces the weight of the coin. A quarter with a missing clad layer should weigh about 4.67 grams or about 1 gram less than the normal 5.67 grams of a normal quarter.

A solid copper quarter from improperly prepared coin stock is possible, but again it would be incredibly rare.
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 Posted 09/17/2020  11:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mavx31 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much all for the responses.

Yoko, as you mentioned I know it would be rare if it was improperly prepared coin stock, but is there anything further I could do to verify before writing this one off besides sending in. Thank you
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 Posted 09/17/2020  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like on the rim, the copper (Not cooper) on the 'E' on the EPU peeled off there. So it might be a coating on the coin.
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Yes. I do agree coop. Now that I'm looking at that closer. Well, I think that's pretty difinitive. Thanks!
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 Posted 09/18/2020  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A clad quarter weights 5.670. if it's missing one of the "nickel" sides it loses about a gram of weight, if it's missing both sides it loses about 2 grams.

you can see nickel and copper on the close ups of the reeded edge between the reedings, in the valleys. Someone, for some reason, bronzed this quarter possibly though electroplating, I think the spots on the reverse rim and the obverse above the T in states is where he makes the wire contact to complete the circuit. the little vallies were likely blocked by small trapped air bubbles form the solution. suggesting a novice plater, messing around and learning. he also goes a little light on it. looks like he touched the reverse twice with the wires and the obverse once.

Maybe used a bronze Wheat cent as the anode, and the quarter as the cathode..... hard to say, looks like a do it yourself job though, not a sample piece from a plating business.
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 Posted 09/18/2020  4:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mavx31 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Big! Yeah, whomever did this had some time on their hands! I knew something was wrong when I weighed it.
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