Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Markanthony, Sep 26, 2020.
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The Clad layers begin to tone from the moment they are minted.
The proccess of toning occurs faster depending on the environment it is found in. Yes even when wrapped.
And the goldish tint on the reverse ? Any value in these coins or. Just something to keep in the collection ?
I read that the obverse side was nickel and error made at the mint. But this is why I am here asking you because I feel confident in your knowledge. Very well spoken .
Clad coins such as Quarters, Dimes and Halves have a Cupro-Nickel Clad. The material is mixture of 75% Copper and 25% Nickel. Nickels are not Cladded but are solid Cupro-Nickel planchets. That is normal not any kind of mint error.
Be careful with stuff you read. People make things up when they have no idea how coins are made.
No. Spend them. IMHO
sets of these during the program. Gold plating was done outside of mint
by private companies. They have no added value except as a curiosity.
You can keep them or spend them, they will only be worth face value
now or twenty years from now. Depends on you.
are gold plated quarters made as novelties, as mentioned by @tibor above, the ones here appear to have a normal case of light toning from environmental factors, as @paddyman98 mentioned.
They're pretty enough, but not worth any premium over face value. Keep 'em and start an album collection with them, if you want. Or spend 'em.
So then why is the face of the coins like a matte gray color. And the back is silver but with the incredible tonnage. I’ve never seen a quarter a matte grayish color and the other side so new.
I'm not terribly knowledgeable about chemistry, but sulfur is usually one of the bigger contributors to toning, both natural and artificial. Where I live, you can leave some coins out on a windowsill, indoors, and they will tone. We have lots of sulfur in the groundwater here, and there are also several pulp and paper mills which emit it into the air, so it is all around in the atmosphere.
There were all kinds of cardboard "state quarters" maps for people to fill the holes in on, this is what the coins would look like when they are popped out of the boards and cashed in 15 +years later in the cheaper, non-archival quality map boards.
heads side grey in full contact with the cheap cardboard. Tails side rimmed or more of the surface on that side with goldish toning creeping from the edge contact with the cardboard hole, and slower toned than the heads side that had it's own little closed environment of cheap cardboard.
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