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World Minting Errors (General Values) (Minting error)
World Minting Errors (General Values) (Minting error)

It sounds like you have a modern quarter that is a minting error. As you probably know, modern 'silver' coins are not silver at all. They are made with a sandwich of copper and nickel, with nickel on the outside and copper on the inside. Yours might be missing the nickel. But there are other explanations as well.

Mint workers try to eliminate error coins like this from circulation, but some get through. They carry a value to collectors who specialize in error coins. Typical values range from a few US dollars to $200. Really spectacular errors command even more. But, to be valuable, errors must be produced at the mint, they cannot be inflicted on the coin after it has left the mint. Such coins are damaged, they are not errors, and are worth zero.

Your best bet is to visit Mike Byers web site and inquire there. Mike is *the* expert on error coins.

Coin: 616 , Genre: Errors
Requested by: John, Thu, 11-Jun-2009 23:09:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 18-Jul-2014 15:17:46 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 24-Oct-2015 20:51:55 GMT
Requester description: 1983 Looks exactly line a standard quarter (before the state quarters started in print.) -except it has a copper finish instead of silver.
Tags: world errors error general worlds erors line quarter before state quarters copper finish finland silver stated stets stato stado staate statehood states tates quater quarterd coppers bronze coppery brass cupro finnland finnish siliver sliver argent silber silverish slver silb

  

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