Original or plated?

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Mark68, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Mark68

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  3. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    It's just a little on the light side, what makes you think it might be plated?
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  4. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    In 1964, the United States faced a coinage shortage. Due to this, the mint ceased production of normal proof coins, which required significantly more work with die and planchet preparation. As a substitute, they created the Special Mint Set, which contained coins that weren't quite proofs, but were clearly of a higher quality than normal circulation coins. This allowed the mint to place more resources into producing coins for circulation. These special sets were issued in 1965, 1966 and 1967 before normal proof production started once more in 1968. I believe your coin is a normal SMS quarter.
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  5. Mark68

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    Crazy luster. Checked pics on pcgs and none shine like this one.
  6. Mark68

    Mark68 Well-Known Member

    That make sense. Thanks.
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    It's the year I was Born . No wonder why it Shines . LOL;)
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  8. Mark68

    Mark68 Well-Known Member

    Let me guess 6/6/66.
  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    No . Wise guy . LOL
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  10. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Could you please post a photo of the edge? If you can't see the copper core it's probably plated. Here's a photo of a plated quarter's edge recently posted by another member.
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  11. Mark68

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  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    In any event you have a keeper there. Very interesting coin thanks for posting it.
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  13. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    What do I know...but, the lack of detail on George’s hair and on the eagle’s wings makes me think it is plated.
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  14. Mark68

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    Pics with sunlight. 20201129_093931.jpg 20201129_093954.jpg
  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    From your photos, it appears to be a circulated coin and I believe it was plated to make it that shiny, but it's hard to tell much without having the coin in hand.
  16. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    If it was plated the edge would also be plated.
  17. Bill Dong

    Bill Dong New Member

    Mercury dipped.
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    My first thought was-plated
  19. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    How could it be plated if copper is showing on the edge?
  20. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking. But perhaps not.
  21. 1865King

    1865King Active Member

    To me it looks like it was buffed with a soft cotton buffing wheel. It wouldn't take to much to make a clad quarter shine like that. Similar to being whizzed but, with a cotton buffing wheel not a wire brush. This is very easy to do. It would only take a few minutes to do.
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