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1979 P Quarter Weighs 5.75 Gm?

 
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 Posted 10/29/2020  4:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jim Bee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have 3 1979 quarters. Two weigh 5.58 grams and this one weighs 5.75gm. I can find no info. explaining that. Could it be 40 % silver? If so it seems it would be valuable.

Thanks for your help again.

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 Posted 10/29/2020  5:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jb, first can you confirm that your balance is measuring other items accurately? Thx.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  5:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim Bee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Yes, it is measuring properly. I have been weighing pennies,nickels and quarters for months now and it is always right on.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  6:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim Bee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also have about 50 quarters in front of me that I have weighed and this is the only one that is abnormal.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok good to know--better to know that the weight is real. This quarter seems to be a bit on the high side of mint tolerance, but that edge shot tells me that it is clad and not silver.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does not look silver,but you could do the tissue test if you want to.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim Bee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Would that hold true if it was 40% silver clad composition?
I wish I had a bicentennial quarter to look at the edge.
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In order to be a 40% silver planchet, it would have to had been struck on half stock and in 1965-1967 or 1976 40% silver stock. That is too many years away from that event to even happen.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim Bee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, That's a new one.
My wife and I did the tissue test 8 times without knowing which 1979 quarter was was right or left and each time the darker one was the 5.56 gm coin.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
tissue test will show silver as lighter than a clad:

You need to have a silver coin to complete this test. One clad, one silver.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There's no chance it is 40% silver so you need not consider that.

Weight tolerance for modern clad U.S. quarter dollars is 5.44 grams to 5.90 grams. That is "as struck" from the mint(s).
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