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2699Re: Weight for Struck Core

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  • pwrwgndrvr
    Mar 13 6:50 PM
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      I agree with that Mike. This one is definitely an acid job. Still
      worth 25c tho. LOL


      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Diamond"
      <mdia1@a...> wrote:
      > The coin you directed our attention to appears to have had its clad
      > layers stripped away with acid. The uniformly fuzzy design
      elements
      > are telling.
      >
      > Genuine, pure copper quarters come in at least two varieties.
      >
      > If the clad layers fall off after blanking, then the core will
      weigh
      > about 3.68 grams. Each clad layer weighs 1 gram. Double that and
      > subtract from the weight of a normal quarter. While I have never
      > seen a genuine quarter struck on a clad core of this type, I'm
      > confident they exist.
      >
      > If both clad strips runs out in the bonding mill, then the core
      strip
      > will be rolled to full thickness. Any blank punched out of this
      pure
      > copper, full thickness strip will be struck as a full weight, pure
      > copper quarter (5.68 grams).
      >
      > I have encountered three full weight, pure copper quarters -- all
      > struck counterfeits, and very good ones at that. I haven't seen a
      > genuine one yet, although again, I suspect they're out there.
      >
      > See posts #2247 - 2253 for more details.
      >
      > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "stevenamills"
      > <steve@i...> wrote:
      > > In search of the elusive struck core only....Does anyone know the
      > > approximate, expected weight of a quarter struck on the copper
      core
      > > only?
      > >
      > > Saw one the other day that may have possibilities.
      > >
      > > If anyone is interested a picture is at:
      > >
      > > http://www.five0central.com/ebay/personal/CoreOnly.jpg
      > >
      > > Thanks.....
      > > Steve
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