Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by troy phillips, Aug 12, 2018 at 2:38 PM.
New to the sight. Been reading a lot on here.
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Test and value
Silver clad? That is a copper nickel clad quarter.
Too bad your only options are "very nice" and "Looks nice". I want an option for "common 1977 quarter that ISN'T silver".
Nice!!! Thanx for that. Any value to it FF02?
Any value IP?
What makes you think it is silver clad?
What is FF02?...OK, Furry Frog...never mind
25¢. What makes you think it has any value above face?
The color it has. Never seen one this color. Not coming off either.
Well, what you have is a 41 year old, well circulated, quarter. BUT we can turn this into a learning opportunity....
A 40% silver quarter weighs 5.75gr whereas a normal CuNi clad quarter weights 5.67gr.
Another indicator would be checking the edge of the coin. What does it look like?
I'm sure there are others who will chime in but these are the 2 I can think of off the top of my head.
Thanx for your onsite and knowledge. I've been collecting for years and just here recently started learning and going through colection.
Here's the edge. Far left.
Looks like a worn, dirty, CuNi quarter.
Ok. Thank you. But can you tell me why it sounds different and won't come clean?
I have no way of weighing it today.
Stains on metals are very hard to clean except in ways no coin collector would ever recommend. Sound is pretty subjective. Looks like a clad quarter that has had an interesting life (abusing chemicals )
It's more worn than the others. Will have a different sound that them. FYI, the "ring" test is not a good indicator of whether or not a coin is silver.
Never clean your coins unless absolutely necessary or you are planning on spending it. It is definitely a copper nickel quarter, not silver. The ping test is inaccurate and can even damage coins. Weight is a better indicator.
Thanx for the expert advice fellas.
This is the kind of staining you get when a coin has been in touch with soil. Was it found while metal detecting?
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