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discolored 1983 washington quarter

Hello, came across this quarter its got a gold hue to it, never seen one hoping somebody may know about it


  • im so sorry 1993 washington quarter

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Paint or some such

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  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Might be pretty in a circulated Washington quarter album, but otherwise, it’s likely not going to help with college tuition much more than a quarter of one dollar.
    Very pretty coin coming out of circulation though!
    I’m not an expert on modern stuff so please forgive me if I’m overlooking some minute die chip or other anomalies. ;-)

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  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Possibly a light gold plate and then thrown back into circulation.

    There are / were many television shows selling gold and platinum plated quarters to entice buyers, When buyers discovered they were not worth much if anything over a quarter, they spent them.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Likely plated, could also be environmental staining.... Either way, no numismatic premium. Cheers, RickO

  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bad attempt at artificial toning?

  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, maybe an AT attempt or gold plated?
    Whatever the case, at least it doesn’t look like a coin that came out of some train vs pedestrian’s pocket- which is a nice thing. Some of the stuff that shows up here, out of circulation, looks like it should be handled wearing a hazmat suit. ;-)

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