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1978 Quarter That Weighs 5.29g

 
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 Posted 07/25/2021  03:02 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Arnold Pettibone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Came across a 1978 Washington quarter that, first off, sounds like a silver coin. I don't believe it is silver, it would weigh more I believe. Then I weighed it it only weighed 5.29g. That a bit over .4g underweight. Is that due to wear? Or possible different planchet? Anyone out there with more knowledge any info would be appreciated.

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 Posted 07/25/2021  05:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. 5.67 would be normal and there is a mint tolerance of +/- .19 . 14th post down http://goccf.com/t/251134#2113155
Photos might help.Front back edge.
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07/25/2021 05:03 am
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 Posted 07/25/2021  11:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems to be just a slightly underweight planchet.
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 Posted 07/25/2021  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On a non-precious metal coin the weight is not that critical. It is only .2 out from the nominal desired weight and depending on the condition of the coin, it may be ok. Like OFM said it may have started out as an under weight planchet.

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 Posted 07/28/2021  1:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arnold Pettibone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for your replies. So, if it is a underweight planchet, would that change the tone or sound of this coin so dramatically? I'll add some photos later and that may help. Thanks again all
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 Posted 07/28/2021  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it might.
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