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2004 51 St State Proof Copy - Questions

 
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 Posted 11/19/2020  12:00 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I did a quick search and found this thread with Fuzzy's post...

http://goccf.com/t/318793&whichpage=3#2741757


I just found this in a coinstar ejection shoot. Man, it sure does look like a real proof coin! Stamped copy, no mint mark or IGWT. The edge looks silver.

Where do these things come from?






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 Posted 11/19/2020  1:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting find. Looks like it may have been five years before the 2009 DC & Territory quarters were issued.
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 Posted 11/19/2020  2:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Interesting find. Looks like it may have been five years before the 2009 DC & Territory quarters were issued.


I'm totally lost with this thing. Should I start another thread? It looks like silver and weighs (6.6gm) like silver but it doesn't sound like the other normal silver circulated quarters when I bounce it off the counter top.

I see one like Fussy's but this one doesn't have a mint mark.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Silve...047675.l2557

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 Posted 11/19/2020  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Without any marking indicating purity, I would assume it is silver plated at best.

I can split this into its own topic if you you would like.
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 Posted 11/19/2020  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes please. Thanks Buck!
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 Posted 11/19/2020  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Check out the following link for the backstory on the Washington, DC and Puerto Rico novelty "quarters." Good info provided!

Daniel Carr Novelty Quarters

(You'll need to scroll the page down a bit.)


Based on the edge image provided (and the specs on Daniel Carr's web site), the coin shown by the OP is silver-plated not solid silver.


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 Posted 11/19/2020  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for moving this Buck!
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 Posted 11/19/2020  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, commems you da man!!

This spells it out. Thanks for that link!! !!





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 Posted 11/19/2020  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent!

I suspected a real silver one would have the fineness on it somewhere.
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 Posted 11/20/2020  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I suspected a real silver one would have the fineness on it somewhere.


No, nowhere at all on the coin.
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 Posted 11/20/2020  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So it's a copy, not legal tender? That's why the CoinStar spit it out?
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 Posted 11/20/2020  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Technically, it's not a copy as it does not duplicate an actual coin. I realize that "COPY" is stamped into the obverse, but that was done to help prevent folks from trying to use the piece as a real quarter - it's design fits in with other quarters of the Statehood program, so some could be confused by it.

Regarding CoinStar rejecting it - the machine did not recognize the medal's magnetic signature (i.e., it did not match that of a valid US coin) and so the sorting mechanism rejected it.


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 Posted 11/20/2020  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Again, thanks very much commems! !
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