1966 us silver quarter

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by justin_case, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. justin_case

    justin_case New Member

    i just came across a u s quarter dated 1966 in which i believe to be pure silver is this possible i thought silver quarters ended in 1964 if so how much is it worth it has no mint marking
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  3. panda

    panda Junior Member

    what makes you think its silver?(just curious) the rim? the sound?

    you are right, silver quarters ended in '64.

    can you get some pictures?

    to be honest i don't think its silver, to my knowledge i do not believe anyone has discovered a '66 silver. it could be dipped in silver though..
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    "Just in case" it is silver, photos would be nice. See if you can get a close-up shot of the reeded edge while you're at it.

    Chris
  5. Taxidermist

    Taxidermist Collector of IL/RU/US/DE

    There is a possibility this quarter was a proof but got into circulation. I think silver proofs were minted until 1968.
  6. Ltrain

    Ltrain New Member

    No proofs were minted in '65, '66, or '67, I don't think. Special mint sets, yes, but those weren't silver.
  7. swhuck

    swhuck Junior Member

    I've seen SMS coins that could be mistaken for proofs. Some get deep cameo and ultra cameo designations. Regardless, only the half dollars were silver, and those were 40% silver clad.
  8. Numismatist47

    Numismatist47 New Member

    They did end silver content in quarters in 1964.
  9. Numismatist47

    Numismatist47 New Member

    Those would be DMPL coins from the SMS.
  10. Taxidermist

    Taxidermist Collector of IL/RU/US/DE

    Yes, this is what know, but for some reason i decided that maybe San Francisco Mint made some silver ones in 1968. I highly doubt this is the case and that this quarter is really silver.
  11. swhuck

    swhuck Junior Member

    That would not be correct.

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  12. Numismatist47

    Numismatist47 New Member

    What would not be correct?
  13. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    It's probably plated.

    There are about 15 known 1965 quarters minted in silver. The silver and clad were being minted at the same time during 1965 with five different reverses and three obverses so there are many known mixups. While no silver '66 quarters have been reported it's entirely possible that it did happen.

    You'll need to weigh it but I'm confident you'll find it's a "heavy" clad rather than a normal silver.
  14. stealer

    stealer Roller of Coins

    By the way, pre-1965 quarters aren't pure silver. They're only 90% silver.

    They are mixed with copper because pure silver is too soft and pliable, thus making unreliable coinage.
  15. swhuck

    swhuck Junior Member

    Your statement: "Those would be DMPL coins from the SMS."

    SMS coins, as evidenced by the image I posted, are designated as cameo and deep/ultra cameo. They do not receive prooflike or DMPL grades.
  16. Numismatist47

    Numismatist47 New Member

    Not true.
  17. swhuck

    swhuck Junior Member

    I will await an image of a major grading service slab containing a SMS coin with a prooflike designation.
  18. Numismatist47

    Numismatist47 New Member

    Oh I got you know. Because a major grading service has not slabbed a SMS coin as DMPL means it doesn't exist. Not everyone is slab crazy.
  19. swhuck

    swhuck Junior Member

    Sorry, not feeding the troll.
  20. Numismatist47

    Numismatist47 New Member

    ahahahahaha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaa oh lordy you're too funny.
  21. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    SMS coins from 65-67 are designated as Cameo and Deep Cameo - not PL or DMPL. However, SMS coins from 2005 on (those in the satin finish mint sets are SMS coins) can receive the PL designation. But I have never heard of one, and doubt I ever will, receiving the DMPL designation.

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