2014 Arches Quarter, no clad at all.

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  1. Marc Peagler

    Marc Peagler New Member

    Has anyone seen something like this before? This is the only one I have seen like it.

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  3. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    It's been plated as a novelty item.

    It has the outer clad layers and copper core,
    you just can see them due to the plating of it.
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  4. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Well-Known Member

    Silver Quarter -> how to ID

    When a quarter which is expected to be cupronickel clad is found without a visible copper core, when viewed from the edge, the question becomes “Is it silver?”

    A few 1965 silver quarters do exist, but are quite rare: https://www.coinworld.com/news/prec...steve-roach-numismatics-collecting-hobby.html

    A 1970-D Silver Clad Quarter also exists with the copper core not visible on the edge.


    Most likely the quarter has either been plated as a novelty item after it left the mint, or a dull punch has pulled the cupronickel cladding over the edge while punching blanks from the coil.

    The weight of a Silver Clad Quarter, adjusted for tolerance, is too close to the weight of a Nickel Clad Quarter, adjusted for tolerance, to identify the type of cladding.

    Quarter 1947-1964 = 6.250 g +/- 0.194 g (900 Ag 100 Cu)

    Weight of Clad quarter 1965 – to present = 5.670 g +/- 0.227 g (75 Cu, 25 Ni on pure Cu)

    (1976 = 5.750 g +/- 0.200 g - 40% silver clad)

    A specific gravity test can tell, but it is difficult to run one accurately. Specific Gravity Test. 90% Silver = SG 10.34; 40% Silver = SG 9.53 Cupro Nickel clad = SG 8.92 Copper Cent = SG 8.83; Zinc Cent = SG 7.17; Steel cent = 7.7

    Here are instructions about how to perform a specific gravity test:

    http://lincolncentsonline.com/Copper Or Zinc.html

    Another alternative to determine metal content is via an XRF Scan.
  5. Autoturf

    Autoturf Well-Known Member

    I see a mintmark but the picture is too blurry, looks like a D, however the other possible thing I can think of is a silver proof, witch it has no indication of. there is no cameo finish present. and it would be an S mintmark. its likely plated as others have stated.
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