Thoughts on this bicentennial quarter?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Vertigo, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    My circulation "white whale" is the 1999 WAM. I KNOW I should be able to find one, I've found a handful (I mean like 5 of each) of the 1998 and the 2000..... The 1999 WAM eludes me year after year!

    The Bicentennial quarter S is 40% silver so I'm not crazy about it, lol, but seriously, they made like 11 mil uncirculated S and 4 mil proof S in 40%. it's probably easier to find in circulation than the 1999 WAM, but all 1999 WAMs were released to circulation, while the Bicentennial S quarters were released in a set and have to be broken out to circulation.

    And a lot likely were melted over the last 45 years also. there has to be an attrition rate to it over the last 4-1/2 decades.

    It's a good goal, you gotta have goals! hahaha
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    1999 WAMs are tough, man. I'm closing in on $20,000 worth of cents searched and have found a total of 2. Closing in on almost 100 each of the 98 and 00.

    1999P WAM.jpg
    1999 WAM 2nd.jpg
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Marks in yellow? Marks in red? I don't see what you are referring to so I must be not getting the photos.
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  5. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm, that's odd I know it was therewhen I posted.......
  6. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    I see this same type of mark on the obverse as well, running from the forehead, down through the temple and upper cheek. I think it could be from some type of chemical that got on the surface of the coin and "ate" away at the material.
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  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Got it that time. Thanks.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's damage from a coin rolling machine so best to spend it.
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