1977 silver clad quarter

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by troy phillips, Aug 12, 2018.

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What do you guys thing of this find?

  1. Very nice.

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  2. Looks nice.

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  1. troy phillips

    troy phillips New Member

    New to the sight. Been reading a lot on here.
    I have thick skin so blast away.
     

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  3. troy phillips

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  4. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    Silver clad? That is a copper nickel clad quarter.
     
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Too bad your only options are "very nice" and "Looks nice". I want an option for "common 1977 quarter that ISN'T silver".
     
  6. troy phillips

    troy phillips New Member

    Nice!!! Thanx for that. Any value to it FF02?
     
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    troy phillips New Member

  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    25 cents.
    What makes you think it is silver clad?
     
  9. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    What is FF02?...OK, Furry Frog...never mind
     
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  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Me ;)
     
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  11. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    25¢. What makes you think it has any value above face?
     
  12. troy phillips

    troy phillips New Member

    The color it has. Never seen one this color. Not coming off either.
     

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  13. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  14. troy phillips

    troy phillips New Member

    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.
     

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  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a worn, dirty, CuNi quarter.
     
  16. troy phillips

    troy phillips New Member

    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.
     
  17. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    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 :))

    BTW, welcome
     
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  18. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  19. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    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.
     
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  20. troy phillips

    troy phillips New Member

    Thanx for the expert advice fellas.
     
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  21. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    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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