Gold colored 1999 quarter?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Alex491, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    1999 quarter that is gold colored. It looks a little more gold colored in person. I know it's not pmd because my mom found it in a roll of quarters. Is it really gold? If so, why? Any additional value? Also, is it an error? My mom said it was a collector's item. Thanks!

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  3. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    Gold quater

    Gold quarter?

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  4. Tyler

    Tyler Active Member

    Well it is definitely not gold(Au). It could be plated with something that appears to be copper.
  5. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    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.
  6. WRSiegel

    WRSiegel Freshman

    It could be one of those HSN gold plated quarters that made its way to you as well.
  7. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    It weighs about 2 grams
  8. zach24

    zach24 DNSO 7070 71 pct complete

    2 grams???!!! No way!!!
  9. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    So is it an error and does it have any value? Also, Is it true that it's a collector's item?
  10. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    I wouldn't rule out missing clad layer on this one. Not saying that it is, but I have those gold plated quarters, and other toned state quarters. They do not look like this one.

    Also, 2 grams isn't even close lol. It should weigh around 5.67 grams
  11. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    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.
  12. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    Here is an example of missing clad layer:
    Sure looks like a lot like this one to me. Although, missing it on both sides, would be rare.
  13. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    I'm sorry but what is a clad layer. I'm kinda new to coin collecting.
  14. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    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.
  15. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    So if it's not shiny than it's the copper core? The quarter is shiny but the scanner pic makes it look "non shiny".
  16. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    No need to get technical on the shininess. Get an accurate weight.
  17. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    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.

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  18. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Scales used for weighing shipping packages are not designed to weigh coins. You need a scale that can weigh to 1/10th of a gram at the least.

  19. CashDude

    CashDude Member

    It's just plated. PMD.
  20. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    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.
  21. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    Do you know any cheap scales that weigh grams?
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