1999 Connecticut missing clad found in cash drawer

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by eric6794, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    I found this missing clad state quarter in my drawer at work. My co workers left it in there all day without noticing it and I was lucky enough to snag it before they gave it out in change weighs 4.47 grams missing clad.jpg missing clad reverse.jpg missing clad.jpg missing clad reverse.jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Wow.. you are doing pretty good with all these finds. Usually new members find PMD - Post Mint Damaged coins and think they might be errors. Great to see the real deals finally.
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  4. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    That is very well struck for a missing clad layer.

    If good, congrats
  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Aren't the sheets dipped before the blanks are cut? How can only one side have missed the dip? I'm asking, not telling. How did this happen?
  6. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    That's cool. It reminds me of The Hanging Tree from Nightmare Before Christmas. Sans skeletons of coarse

    And here here on finding some cool non pmd errors!
  7. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The cladding isn't the result of a "dip", they are three layers of metal that are bonded together by high pressure rolling. (In the early years of the clad coins the three ingots of metal were bonded by explosive welding. They were literally packed in explosives and the force of the detonation welded the ingots together. Then they were rolled.)

    Missing clad layers can be cause by the layers not bonding properly. If a planchet is cut from an area that is not securely bonded the outer layer may fall away. This could happen either before or after striking.

    Another way to have a missing layer can happen during the rolling process, The layers may not "stretch" at the same rate and one of the outer layers may "run out" befor ehte others at the ends of the strip. A planchet cut from this area would be missing a layer. To prevent this the ends of the strip are typically cut off after rolling.
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  8. Wingnut6999

    Wingnut6999 Currency loving custodian

    Ok. If a planchet is cut from the area missing clad layer on one or both sides, will.it still have the weight and luster as the normal planchets
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