Green colored quarter

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Ccorvair, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Ccorvair

    Ccorvair New Member

    IMG_20190411_100553871.jpg IMG_20190411_100900535.jpg IMG_20190419_001410.jpg Hi, I am a proof (virgin) to your coin world so please be gentle. I have tried to learn how to present this so as not to offend those of you who have put in the work and time to have the ability to help me out. I have a 1999 Georgia D quarter that weighs exactly 5.5grams and this thing is green on the obverse (heads) and green with a bit of copper color on the reverse (tails) the edge ripples or grooves are not tight and pretty like on a normal coin. Another thing I be wrong but it feels waxy? When I rub it with my finger and thumb the faces. I hope I did ok and looking forward to your input on the subject. Thank you
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    OK.. very gently.. It is called Environmental Damage.. Not a Mint Error

    Exposure to a chemical or the natural elements will affect any coin.
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  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's green goo. I think that's the clinical term.
    If it's organic, a soak in acetone won't hurt the coin and might remove it.
  5. Ccorvair

    Ccorvair New Member

    Thanks I will try that , should I soak it over night? Do you think whatever caused it to turn green would lighten the weight by .17g ? Thank you for letting me know.
  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    No it shouldn't have lowered the weight, unless something ate into the coin.
    There is +/- tolerance so it's not really off by much/any.
    You can soak it for a few hours, or overnight, and then rinse. It may or
    may not come off. This coin is worth 25 cents going in and 25 cents coming out.
    I do prefer 100% acetone with no adulterants. I can buy a 16 oz bottle at Wal Mart for $2.99.
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Damaged by the environment. It spent too much time on the ground.

    Welcome to CT.
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