1965 Silver Quarter

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Vulturi, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Vulturi

    Vulturi Junior Member

    Hello, I am new to this site but a few weeks ago I came across a 1965 silver quarter, and I know it's silver because of the sound it makes, and the side of the quarter is all silver no copper. I was wondering how rare this quarter may be since they stopped making silver quarters in 1964.
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  3. statequarterguy

    statequarterguy Love Pucks

    Extremely rare, never have heard of one. You're talking a U.S. quarter? First thing you need to do is weigh it and compare the weight with a 1964 quarter (check the Red Book) for correct weight. Do you have a pic you can post?
  4. Vulturi

    Vulturi Junior Member

    I am at work but once I get home I can take pictures and post. I have no experience in coins, I accidently dropped it and that's what caught my attention to the quarter because of the sound, then I decided today to look it up. Couldnt find a single thing of information on it, and I know for a fact it's 1965 and the sides have no other color but silver, so I will have to weigh it too.
  5. Yacorie

    Yacorie Junior Member

    Was there a silver proof set in 1965 that it could be from?
  6. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    In a book I have called "Strike it Rich With Pocket Change," by Brian Allen and Ken Potter, it lists the following error:

    1965 Quarter on a Silver Planchet

    In other words, it is a known error. The test is to compare to see if it is 6.25 grams vs a normal quarter weighing 5.67 grams.

    Listed value in this book, :EF $2500, AU $3500, Unc $5000.

    Please post pics and weigh it, and good luck. I'm rooting for you!!!
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Proof sets were not made 1965-1967. Instead, the Special Mint Sets were produced.

  8. Fifty

    Fifty Master Roll Searcher

  9. aging wonders

    aging wonders Metalhead Since 95'

    "If you really think you have one then get it graded."

    I agree =)
  10. This could be a very exciting find...I hope it does turn out to be silver and that you share your findings with us! It sounds promising!
  11. Vulturi

    Vulturi Junior Member

    Yes once I get home and post pictures, I will get your opinions make sure its worth getting graded. Thank you all!
  12. aging wonders

    aging wonders Metalhead Since 95'

    Lookin forward to it =)
  13. Fifty

    Fifty Master Roll Searcher

    You pretty much have to get it graded and post a picture of the coin in the holder. If you don't you might as well change your user id or just leave because you'll get slammed for BS-ing.

    I believe in innocent until proven guilty but you're hand has been called.
  14. Vulturi

    Vulturi Junior Member

    Yeah like I said I have no experience in coins, but I just called the people that I showed it to and they all verified it was 1965 and silver, so I cant wait to get home and show you all.
  15. Hey, leave work already and post some pics (especially of the edge)! :eating: I am really hoping for your sake it is legit and that you make a nice profit. :) TC
  16. G-man422

    G-man422 Member

    Sounds like you could have a real treasure on your hands! lets see some pics :)
  17. beef1020

    beef1020 Junior Member

    Very cool find, looking forward to this pictures.
  18. sirfordster

    sirfordster Member

    still waiting!!!
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  19. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    Cupro-nickel looks like 90% silver to the untrained eye. And the copper core on clad quarters can be obscured by the outer cupro-nickel when the blank is punched out. Like fool's gold, this often leads the finder to think they have found something valuable. My money is on the coin being a clad '65 quarter.
  20. Ltrain

    Ltrain New Member

    He said the sound caught his attention. Silver sound is distinct. But you are playing the odds, sir, because the odds of it being a '65 silver have to be well over 1 million to 1, given that they produced over 1.8bn quarters in 1965. That would mean there are about 1800 in existence.
  21. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    Who said the odds were 1 million to 1, sir?
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