1979 Quarter.

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  1. Jimmy sanchez

    Jimmy sanchez Active Member

    Is this 79 missing a Clad layer. Or is it just worn out.

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  3. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    Looks like it’s been in the ground awhile. Metal detector find. JMO
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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I think your coin has environmental damage which has discolored it.
    The edge should tell you if it is a missing clad layer or not.
    It will also be thinner and weigh less.
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  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It would weigh lighter, and look like this, on one side only:
    missing clad.jpg
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Environmental toning. Missing clad layer usually just occurs on one side.

    Here are coins exposed to soil, dirt, sand, water and/or chemicals for long periods of time..

    I found them detecting
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    Even Nickels.

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  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Environmental toning but not cause it was in the ground. That coin is hardly circulated, @ddddd ?
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  8. Jimmy sanchez

    Jimmy sanchez Active Member

    I noticed that too. Looks to darn good.
  9. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    I opined the OP coin might have been in the ground based on the fairly even toning on both obverse and reverse and the solid contaminants left at the M on the reverse. Also from the stain continuing to the F of Of. I guess I’m missing the correlation that light circulation precludes any type of environmental toning. Don’t take me wrong, I’m wrong All the time! Just ask my wife.;)
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  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    To me it just doesn't look like a metal detector find. I have seen the striated look on many modern denominations. More so on coins that have never seen circulation. The toning none the less looks unnatural, and is difficult to tell what happened.
    It is anyones best guess as to why it looks like it does, and I surely don't know everything.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020
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  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It could have been in sand, even for a short time.
  12. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Lots of potential causes, but since we
    weren't there when the surfaces were
    environmentally damaged, we don't
    know the exact cause.

    It doesn't matter, really, as the coin's surfaces
    look like that after the coin was minted and
    released into circulation.
  13. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    The quarter in the first post?
    If so, I agree that it's not too circulated (mid AU?) and doesn't look like it came out of the ground. It could be a number of causes. Regardless of the case, environmental damage would be the "designation" I'd give it. I'd also add, it looks a lot more attractive than what one would find in the ground. The obverse also vaguely reminds me of woody cents.
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