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1994-P Quarter Plating/Clad Error?

 
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 Posted 10/25/2020  4:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CentHunterJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Got this yesterday. Seems pretty legit. What does it look like to you guys? Oh yeah, weighs 5.50.



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 Posted 10/25/2020  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks normal to me.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  4:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@chj, for sure it is copper colored, but it seems more likely to be just surface discoloration to me. I'd expect a lower weight and areas of decreased sharpness of the design elements if a clad layer was missing. Here is a link to the page on error-ref for reference:

http://www.error-ref.com/?s=missing+clad
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I agree Spence. I have heard of missing clad errors having near normal weights though. I'm almost certain that this was never the intended finish. I would lean to some sort of acid dip, but it's too uniform and flawless. Then I almost thought nickel planchet. But no, the edge is still two toned. But it does seem a bit thin. When clad falls off I'd assume that it takes a hair of the under layer with it. But then you will clearly see the blurred image. But I wonder if it were just normal planchet, that was simply never plated, that seems the most logical. The chrome like whatever plating itself probably doesn't weigh much at all, so I think the weight would probably be spot on at 5.50. But also at such an even number, it may make sense that this is done foreign planchet... It could be anything...

But also, if you look closely at the reverse, the eagle's beak has some funk about it. And when I saw a bit about this in a search, it mentioned the eagle's right talon. And that appears slightly funky too. I didn't bother reading about it, but I assume it's nothing. And last the obverse has a serious double ear kinda deal. But I'm not sure if the images I posted show these. But it's pretty apparent in person. But as usual, any bits of info are always greatly appreciated.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentHunterJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's some of what I read in an article a while back:

The rarest form of missing clad error is not caused by an insecure bond at all. It is a rolling error that traces back to the bonding mill. Three potential scenarios are involved:

1. The leading end of one clad strip lags behind the leading end of the core strip and the other clad strip.

2. The trailing end of one clad strip ends prematurely.

3. A large gap is present in one clad strip.

In each case, you end up with a stretch of composite strip composed of only two layers, one of copper and one of copper-nickel. This length of strip is eventually rolled to normal coin thickness during subsequent passes through the rolling mill. Any blank punched from this area will weigh the same as a normal coin.

You can read the whole article here:
https://www.coinworld.com/news/prec...ly-miss.html

I wonder if this is what this could be?
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