1999 P Georgia quarter silver?

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  1. Beardigger

    Beardigger Active Member

    I found this 1999 P Georgia quarter that appears to be on a silver planchet
    It appears to be a little thicker then a normal quarter. What have I got? Experimental planchette?




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  3. TONYBRONX

    TONYBRONX Well-Known Member

    Wellcome to CT do you know if it is magnetic and how much does it weigh? I looks promising. Do you have a coin dealer that you trust to check it out because if it's what you think it is you will have to send to a third party coin certification service ex: PGS, ANA, PCGS.
    I wish you good blessings and mucho $$$$$$$$!
     
  4. Beardigger

    Beardigger Active Member

    @TONYBRONX Thank you Tony.....It is NOT magnetic. I don't have a scale that does partial grams. Will take it to a jeweler friend tomorrow and have him weigh it for me.
     
  5. TONYBRONX

    TONYBRONX Well-Known Member

  6. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Silver plated
    That's why you can feel the extra thickness.
     
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  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    There were silver state quarters minted for proof sets. It is conceivable that a proof set was opened and put into circulation. If so, the silver quarter would have a very distinct ring to it. More likely it was plated as @masterswimmer said. Lots of these state quarters were plated by third party marketers.
     
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Or most likely plated.
     
  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    but, not with a P mintmark
     
  10. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Yep... Didn't catch that
     
  11. Beardigger

    Beardigger Active Member

    Thank you all. I hadn’t thought about it being plated. That makes sense. Will have it weighed anyway
     
  12. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    With the introduction of the State Quarter program in 1999, third-party resellers sent bulk submissions to the grading services with the expectation of receiving some high grade specimens that they could flip for huge profits.

    Those coins that didn't make the minimum grade were simply returned to the resellers "as is". Some of those resellers got the bright idea of creating sets with these coins plated in very, very, very thin layers of precious metals like gold, silver & platinum. So, instead of being stuck with a pile of coins worth just face value, they now had a new way of sucking more money from the uneducated public.

    Years later, many of these "suckers" discovered that these sets were not worth the money that they paid for them, so they dumped them back into the market place at face value.

    Chris
     
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