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Question About The 40% Silver Quarters Weight

 
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 Posted 04/05/2021  4:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add rhinoe78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a Bicentennial quarter silver no mint mark weight 5.78g. Well grooved edge with magnifying glass I can see very small amount of copper. I saw a few mentions of similar coin. Can anyone tell me reliable information.
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Your reply was split into its own topic for the proper attention.
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 Posted 04/05/2021  5:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 04/05/2021  6:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. 5.75 is normal +/- .19 grams mint tolerance.
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This is bicentennial quarter no mint mark in question. It would be extremely rare if it is a no 'so mint mark. Is it possible considering the 1975 Roosevelt dime no s
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 Posted 04/05/2021  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The correct weight for a 40% is 5.75 g, but it's still within tolerance for copper-nickel. The edge does look a bit like silver clad, but I suspect it's a normal coin that's been plated.

In the future, please avoid holding high grade and/or valuable coins by the surfaces. The oils in your fingers stay on the coin and will eventually create fingerprints that would ruin the value if you actually had something rare.

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Thank you Numisma.
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What mintmark is on it?
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the edge looks plated to me.
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I've been doing some reading on the Bicentennial coinage and it really is interesting. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the back story, the prototype coinage was struck in Philadelphia,first strikes were done by the three designers and they struck some using silver planchet which were given to a select few,including themselves,with the rest being melted. When the proofs were struck they were exchanged with the select few. I don't know I guess just call it dreaming but wouldn't in theory be possible for some of the 1976 silver quarters to have gotten out to the public. Anyhow great story and lesson it was fun.
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wouldn't in theory be possible for some of the 1976 silver quarters to have gotten out to the public

It's certainly possible, just extremely unlikely. Plated coins are fairly common and enter circulation regularly. Feel free to hold onto it, but don't expect to make a killing.
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I have seen a lot of these plated coins and it really is a shame that people are doing this. I'm new to the Coin World and trying to build knowledge as well as a nice collection. So I will definitely keep my eyes open for plated or fake coins.
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