6126Re: 2002-D louisiana quarter full lamination flaw
- Sep 1, 2004Try posting a picture. That would help enormously.
From your description it sounds like the coin is bogus. I suspect
that it is an "acid job", with the outer clad layers dissolved with
an acid or other caustic chemical. The dime-sized spot that retains
the clad layer may be where it was suspended in the solution.
If it is an acid job, the design should be uniformly fuzzy, the
reeding should be "scalloped", and the coin's diameter should be
smaller than normal.
A genuine quarter struck on a planchet missing all of one and most of
the other clad layer should exhibit the characteristics of a normal
weak strike -- missing details in many areas (especially high relief
elements) but crisp outlines of those design element that did strike
up. Areas where the design did not strike up well should show the
tumbling marks of an unstruck planchet. It should weigh
approximately 3.67 grams (yours is too light).
--- In email@example.com, "alanloris"
> I HAVE A LOUISIANA QUARTER FULL LAMINATION FLAW ON BOTH SIDES ATHE
> LITTLE BET OF SILVER ON THE REV. ABOUT THE SIZE OF A DIME. ON THE
> FRONT OF THE COIN IS A FULL LAMINATION FLAW NO SILVER AT ALL ,THE
> COIN IS VERY THIN AS THIN AS A DIME. IF I CHECKED IT RIGHT IT IS
> 38,000 THICKNESS THE WEIGHT 3GRAMS I USED A STAMP SCALE TO WEIGH
> COIN I USED A DIAL CALIPER TOOL TO CHECK THE THICKNESS IF THIS IS AMEMBER.
> TRUE ERROR COIN COULD SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IT MITE BE WORTH AND
> SHOULD I SEND IT IN TO HAVE IT GRADED BY CONECO I AM A
> THANK YOU ALAN J. LORIS
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