Toned quarter that looks like a penny.

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Juggalo, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Juggalo

    Juggalo Active Member

    Found this 1996 D quarter that the toning looks more like what I find on pennies. Just thought it was interesting and figured I'd share.
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  3. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    @paddyman98 has a ton of quarters that he has found over the years metal detecting. Looks like a dug up ground find.

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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Environmental Damage - exposure to the elements affect the clad layer and nickels
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  5. Juggalo

    Juggalo Active Member

    It does at first glance but it's smooth not pitted like a dug up coin and the colors not from it being covered in dirt. Also you might not be able to tell from pictures but the toning on it is dark reds, dark yellows, and dark greens.
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's ED, environmental damage.
  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Maybe heat toned. But still environmental toning.
  8. Juggalo

    Juggalo Active Member

    Yeah it's completely toned even the reeding. I just found it interesting in that those colors I've generally only seen on pennies. On nickels quarters ect. I've mostly seen lighter colors like pinks yellows greens the only darker colors I've seen on the are dark blues and purples.
  9. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Neither are Paddyman's (covered in dirt). Acid conditions tend to leach away the nickel from the surface, leaving more copper, which of course can tone like a copper cent.
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Do you know what the clad layer of cladded coins and do you know what Nickels are made of?

    Cupro-Nickel. That's a combination if copper and nickel. When the Cupro-nickel is exposed to the environment it will change color.

    You want to learn? Listen to what we have to teach you. Don't ask questions then refute us :facepalm:
  11. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    You have been told the truth. Learn from it.
  12. Juggalo

    Juggalo Active Member

    I am listening to you and I'm trying to refute you I've always differed to your experience and expertise. I'm just not sure why you and everyone else is jumping down my throat over this all this post was about a quarter not a nickel that had toning (colors) on it that I had only found on pennies up till now so I thought it was interesting (at least to me) so I thought I would show it. It was only supposed to be something interesting nothing more nothing less but apparently by your response the questions I've had in previous post were either a matter of my having to many of them or because I don't really know anything my questions were stupid because everyone should know the answers to them. Which ever the case maybe not to worry it will be a while before I ask any more. Unfortunately it turns out I was wrong about it here in the end it's just like all the others I tried because I don't know anything and have questions i'm treated like a stupid pest. Well don't worry no need for you to call the exterminator because I'm not going to go through this again I'm gone. Sorry to everyone about the drama over this stupid post about something I found interesting.
  13. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    If it had luster, then you would know it was missing the clad layer. Like this, it matches environmental damage.
  14. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    And sorry for the drama; you inherited it unknowingly from a lot of other new posters.

    We get this question a lot, and we get quite a few posters who ABSOLUTELY INSIST that they must have a coin struck on a cent planchet, or a foreign planchet, or a planchet with missing clad layers, or an experimental planchet, or... you get the idea. At this point, if a poster makes even one or two "yes but..." replies about coins like this, a lot of us assume they're defending their coin as "one of those super-rare ones I saw on YouTube".
  15. Juggalo

    Juggalo Active Member

    This is my last post the one before this was supposed to be. I didn't think this was anything but a 25¢ quarter if that. The reason I made the post was because all I've really posted up till this one was things I had questions about so I thought I would post something I found interesting I wasn't asking for help trying to find out if it's anything or if it was worth anything. As I wrote in the original post was it was something I found interesting so I thought instead of just being a burden and pest with nothing but questions I thought I'd try something new and try to enjoy this hobby and have fun with it like everyone suggested. But I guess just because I find something interesting to me but not to anyone else people decide to "politely" tell me it's nothing which I already knew. Also I need to make a correction here in my response to the reply post that set me of and made me decide to leave (which I will as soon as I can figure out how to turn off the notification of answers to my post) I wrote that I was trying to refute him what I meant to write was that I wasn't trying to I also wrote how I always deferred to his experience and expertise (and even though I was and still am pissed) I meant those statements. Now since I can't figure out how to turn off the notifications for responses to my posts can someone please let whoever is in charge of this forum that I want to starting as of now to be removed from this forum and to stop the notification emails. I'm done I'm gone leave me alone please and F#&@+ng thank you.
  16. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It is an environmentally damaged coin. How do we know? By seeing lots of them and understanding the minting process.

    So how is a new guy supposed to know? If you think it's missing the clad layer, weigh it. If it's discolored on both sides, it would have to be missing both layers. Not only would the coin be really light, it would be so thin that most of the details would be weak.

    In this case, as you gain ex perience, it will be obvious that this coin just suffered environmental damage.
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