Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Alex491, Jul 31, 2011.
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Finding a quarter in a roll does not mean the coin could not have been damaged after it left the Mint. Coins in circulation get rolled every day. And coins in circulation get damaged every day.
You should weigh your quarter. If it weighs +/- 5.67 grams it is a normal clad quarter that was discolored somehow.
It weighs about 2 grams
2 grams???!!! No way!!!
So is it an error and does it have any value? Also, Is it true that it's a collector's item?
Also, 2 grams isn't even close lol. It should weigh around 5.67 grams
If it is missing the clad layer, which I am starting to lean toward after looking at other ones, then yes, it is an error. It could be worth some good money also.
Sure looks like a lot like this one to me. Although, missing it on both sides, would be rare.
I'm sorry but what is a clad layer. I'm kinda new to coin collecting.
The clad layer is the outermost layer of nickel, to give it the silver look. The core is made up of about 92% copper. So if the outer nickel (clad) layer is missing, you would see the copper core.
I really think you should take this to a dealer for an opinion. It looks copper to me.
But first, you really need an accurate weight. We could rule out missing clad layer if you weigh it. If it weighs around 5.2 grams, you got yourself an awesome error.
No need to get technical on the shininess. Get an accurate weight.
What I used to weigh the coin
The scale I weighed the coin on is this scale (below). I'm not sure why it's not accurate. I don't have another scale to weigh the coin, sadly.
Alex, bathroom scales would give you similar results. Your scale and bathroom scales are designed to weigh pounds and ounces (your scale).
That's right. You need a scale designed to weigh grams, not pounds.
Do you know any cheap scales that weigh grams?
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