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Steel Quarter?

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:00 pm
by dynarb
I was going through a box of quarters I just picked up from the CU a few days ago and ran across this odd coin. It had none of the obvious copper cladding one would find in the current minted quarters, had a very shiny finish and a very homogeneous color/texture throughout. My scale only goes to 1 decimal point, so is not exactly accurate, but it does weight in at 5.6g. Could it be steel or maybe Aluminum? The weight doesn't fit that bill tho. Any answers?
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Thank you

Re: Steel Quarter?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:44 am
by Paul
................... Possible "Struck through goop*" ............... :dunno

I would need to hugeeyes this firsthand to give you a 100% attribution here

:eureka:
*"Goop" is a slurry of grease and metal shavings

Re: Steel Quarter?

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:23 am
by Daniel
These coins where plated like crazy the silver planchet weigh 6.25 grams.

Re: Steel Quarter?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:53 pm
by dynarb
Interesting. It does not show the pattern of 'gooping,' being homogeneous throughout, but possible. I'll take it to the next coin show that I can get to and have it looked at/appraised. Thank you again.

Re: Steel Quarter?

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:59 am
by Paul
Good idea...................