Super weird 1982 D Washington Quarter

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  1. Kellyrae18

    Kellyrae18 Member

    I have absolutely no idea what this is. Any help is much appreciated 20220121_005336.jpg 20220121_005720.jpg 20220121_010023.jpg

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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It’s a very dirty quarter.
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    It's also a very Grimey one at that!!:yuck:
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  5. JPD3

    JPD3 Well-Known Member

    @Kellyrae18. Not so much super weird as super environmental damage. Notice how the clad layers seem to be splitting at the edge? Too much exposure to harsh substances. Spend it while you can. Keep searching and keep posting.
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  6. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Acids or chemicals affect the coper core more than the copper nickel outer layer.
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    This is correct. The inner copper core eroded away at the edge.

    Not a Mint Error of any kind.
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  8. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    I see nothing wrong with it.
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    It's a Cupro-Nickel clad over an inner coppper core planchet. The copper in between the two clad layers has eroded away on the edge due to harsh reaction to elements. Most likely acid. The clad was also affected. Look at it again.
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  10. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    Thanks paddy actually i have one just like it and didn't know how that happened to the copper layer.
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  11. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Common metal detecting find at the beach
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  12. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    For you maybe. I happen to be the world leader in pull tabs and screw off wine bottle tops when I am beach detecting.
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  13. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    I agree with the above that the damage was caused by some sort of corrosive. I have a dime with the identical type of damage.
  14. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    For what it is worth, there are magicians coins that have a groove machined into the edge that look similar to the OPs coin. The quarter is usually laser cut into three pieces. They fit together and a rubber band is stretched into the groove to hold it together. At a casual glance you do not notice any of these modifications. The “trick” is it folds when magically inserted into a beer bottle and reappears flat at the bottom of the bottle. Don’t make bets with people you meet in bars!

    The OPs coin is not one of these since it definitely is one solid coin.
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  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Cool. I had one years ago when I dabbled a bit in magic. It was a neat trick. The rubber bands all eventually broke but they could be ordered. I don't know what happened to my magic quarter :(
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You mistakenly labeled it an error and it’s filed with all the real errors you do have. Your double wide bed is about to be doubled stacked but then, you can’t have enough error coins. Lol :)
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  17. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I have a magic dollar. Spend it and magically it disappears. I'll try with coins and let you know what happens K. Enjoyed your post, thank you!
  18. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    ED, environmental damage, as stated above.

    I still have my magicians foldable quarter. Rubber bands sold for braces fit the grove.
  19. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Except the error where I spelled copper as coper!
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