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 Posted 03/03/2021  6:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MrFranklin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've seen a few coins like this, shiny, almost polished. I always wonder if they were like that or if circulation did that, because this quarter, in particular, is almost mirrorlike, but has mint luster. Any advice on these coins? I couldn't really find an answer on the internet.




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 Posted 03/03/2021  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly from an uncirculated roll that has made its way into circulation. However, if you touch a coin like this, it will leave fingerprint marks all over it -- if not immediately, soon.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The fields look too flat and shiny to me for it to be a normal, uncirculated coin. Do you see the copper core in the edge? If not, it could be plated with silver or platinum.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrFranklin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a clad, but I make sure not to touch the field.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've gotten these in the past. On more than one occasion I saw the clerk "bang" open a roll prior to putting it my hand.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
is there a copper line on the edge? I'm thinking either it was polished by someone, or it's platinum plated. some sellers do this and charge a big markup, when the person that buys them finds out it's worth only a quarter, then they spend it.

it's not how it should look even if it was newly minted, there's no flow lines whatsoever. it's either been polished, or plated and then polished.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smokeriderdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one in the pic is a plated quarter. Likely in silver. Millions of the State Quarters were plated in either silver or gold and sold as sets for high premiums. Many of them have ended up back in circulation. The plating adds no significant value.
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 Posted 03/05/2021  01:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrFranklin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As I said, thought I may not have made it clear: I said "it's a clad" but I meant yes, there is a copper line on the edge.
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 Posted 03/05/2021  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess I'd say it's polished, then.
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 Posted 03/05/2021  11:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrFranklin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It has luster, wouldn't it be polished out then?
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