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Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Kentucky, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Checking lots and lots of change for a friend, ran into this and not sure what I am looking at. Did this Presidential Dollar get struck on a SBA blank???
    Yeah, poor photos, but it shows what I want to show.
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Plated junk. Just like the state and national parks quarters from HSN.
  4. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I wonder if it was a microscopically coated piece, with silver or PT, like a lot of the "cladless" state quarters.
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  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    ...duh...I never even considered that...
  6. xCoin-Hoarder'92x

    xCoin-Hoarder'92x Storm Tracker

    Some people think those are actually made out of gold. Deep inside I burst in laughter, but I don't want to be rude to anyone. FYI an ounce of gold is most likely more than your house payment. :D
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I'm not seeing a date on that so I have to say it's from a private Mint.
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  8. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    The presidential Dollars were minted with incuse edge lettering that included the date, mint mark, and motto. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was moved to the obverse in 2009 as people were referring to the coins as "Godless Dollars". Some of the earlier year coins have the edge lettering missing and carry a premium.
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  9. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    Does it have luster
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  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Nah, just shiny...I think it is plated...worth $1. (except on ebay where it is $10000000000000000000...
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  11. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    I agree with the plating conclusion then
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  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    don't trust ebay :hungover: .. although that is quite the windfall if it can sell for that $$$
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  13. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    And that's just the seller fees.
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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    One last thought, weight can be thrown out as they both should weigh 8.1g.
    Is there evidence of the cladding on the third side?
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  15. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Now that I look at it closer, it does look plated... :(
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  16. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Look at the edge. If it was struck on a SBA planchet you will see the same "sandwich" appearance that we see on clad dimes, quarters, halves, Ikes, and SBA's. If the edge is a solid color it's plated.
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