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 Posted 09/22/2009  5:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add motos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My friend was telling me about this quarter he got which he called a silver proof coin. I asked him the mint mark and confirmed that it was a proof but what silver content percentage would this coin be?
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 Posted 09/22/2009  5:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would be 90% silver. Is it a state quarter or pre-1964?
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09/22/2009 5:58 pm
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 Posted 09/22/2009  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to say, but a 1987-S proof Quarter would be Cu-Ni clad. All proof Quarters before 1965 were 90% silver. There were also 40% silver proofs available for the Bicentennial (dated 1776-1976). They did not regularly offer the 90% proofs again until 1992.
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 Posted 09/22/2009  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd be willing to bet 0%. If it indeed is a 1987S. The silver proofs didn't start until 1992!
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 Posted 09/22/2009  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh sorry I forgot the title and thought it was a silver state quarter or pre-1964 quarter.
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 Posted 09/22/2009  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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There were also 90% silver proofs available for the Bicentennial (dated 1776-1976).
40% silver for the Bicentennial proofs!
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 Posted 09/22/2009  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add motos to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, I was pretty sure he didnt know what he was talking about when he said silver proof but I didn't say anything. Thanks for the answers!
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 Posted 09/22/2009  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rockdude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1987-S Silver Proofs: Cladding 80% silver 20% copper, Core 20.9% silver, 79.1% copper. With 4,227,728 minted, according to the coin facts on this forum. So are they wrong?
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 Posted 09/22/2009  10:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are the mintage figures of the regular proofs! I think maybe you misinterpreted the information given.
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 Posted 09/22/2009  11:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rockdude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, I did.
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 Posted 09/22/2009  11:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acidic1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
rockdude, sorry to interupt, do you sell coins on e-bay. I think I just bought a nickel from a rockdude.

...Sorry, it was another rock.
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