Re: Ill. state quarter missing clad?
- --- In email@example.com, mdia1@... wrote:
> In a message dated 6/30/2006 8:07:01 PM Central Standard Time,
> craton@... writes:
> Hello Mike. I recieved an e-mail from a gentleman who has a quarter
> and he believes it is missing the clad layers on BOTH sides. The coin
> wieghs in at 5.648 grams ...... not light enough eh?
> He sent me some images via usps but they weren't good enough to tell
> anything other then it looked copper-ish.
> Hi Jason.
> While such errors (full weight, pure copper quarters) are
> possible, I have not yet encountered a genuine example. I've neverseen one
> slabbed. Some are stained, some are plated, some are struckcounterfeits,
> and many of the latter are EXTREMELY well-executed. But they all haveporous planchet, black
> something wrong with them -- obliterated reeding, funny color,
> specks, odd metal flow patterns, extraneous metal, etc. Manyapparently
> come from the same source, as they're marked by a letter or symbolinscribed by
> a vibrating engraver. I saw one of these recently on eBay. Itmight still
> be there.term has
> Another possibility is an improperly annealed quarter. This
> replaced the old "copper wash" and "sintered plating" designationsamong the
> top two grading services. In some manner that has not been disclosed,layer of copper on
> excessive or prolonged heat results in the deposition of a thin
> the surface.Thanks Mike, I sent him the info. I suggested that he go ahead and
send it to PCGS. I told him that personaly, I thought it was plated
but he really doesn't want to believe me .........
- If you look in the "Fakes" album you'll see three of the counterfeit
copper quarters. The left and middle specimens show engraved letters
(T and Q, respectively). The left coin was cut with snips, revealing a
pure copper interior. The one on the right had a flake of copper
sitting on the surface that I peeled up, revealing an oddly porous
These are scary in how well they were executed. I have not seen any
state quarters of this nature.
- Here's the copper quarter that's currently on eBay. It carries the
same sort of engraving mark as many others I've seen.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond"
> If you look in the "Fakes" album you'll see three of the counterfeit
> copper quarters. The left and middle specimens show engraved letters
> (T and Q, respectively). The left coin was cut with snips, revealing
> pure copper interior. The one on the right had a flake of copper
> sitting on the surface that I peeled up, revealing an oddly porous
> These are scary in how well they were executed. I have not seen any
> state quarters of this nature.