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Washington 1995 Quarter - Missing Clad on both sides question

Is this a double sided clad error on my Washington Quarter? Appreciate the feedback!


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  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 8, 2024 1:57PM

    Appears to just be stained. Not missing either clad layer. Weigh it and that will give you the answer.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 708 ✭✭✭✭

    Either stained or environmental toning but not missing the cladding.
    Try rubbing it and see if you can bring the nickel through.
    As mentioned, weighing it to 2 decimal points might help.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    what does the edge look like?

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 2,961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No

  • @davewesen said:
    what does the edge look like?



  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    you might be right (nice close-up pics)

    what is between the 2 R's of quarter on the reverse?

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,245 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Greenstang said:
    Either stained or environmental toning but not missing the cladding.
    Try rubbing it and see if you can bring the nickel through.
    As mentioned, weighing it to 2 decimal points might help.

    Rubbing it is bad advice. If there were any chance that it were something, your test is potentially destructive.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,616 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 8, 2024 1:08PM

    The best way to get your answer is to weigh it, if it is missing the clad layers (either or both) it will be very underweight.

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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nope, not an error coin

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like it's just environmentally damaged. The thickness looks normal.

    Weigh it to verify if necessary.

  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I suspect the weight will be normal; the coin appears much too well-struck to be missing even one clad layer, let alone two.

  • @IkesT said:
    I suspect the weight will be normal; the coin appears much too well-struck to be missing even one clad layer, let alone two.

    I don't have a scale so am unable to weigh. I initially thought it was environmental damage, however the details are too defined in my opinion to be environmental, which is why I was thinking it was missing clad or possibly struck on a wrong planchet.

    If it is not missing clad what could have caused this brownish red coloring throughout the entire coin?

  • @davewesen said:
    you might be right (nice close-up pics)

    what is between the 2 R's of quarter on the reverse?

    Not entirely sure what it is. Here is a close up image.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Environmental damage due to having been buried for some time. Not an error.

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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A missing clad layer on both sides true error coin is an extremely rare error and is called struck on a copper core.

    There are a couple certified examples around.

    Never, ever will one of these raw coins be one of those errors. These come up every week and they are never an error coin.

    What people are asking about is so rare, I can always say with 100% certainty that they do not have and error coin and no photos are ever needed.

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  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,695 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stained/light copper plating

    Not missing any layer(s)

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  • lcutlerlcutler Posts: 490 ✭✭✭✭

    Environmental damage, this is exactly what dug clad coinage looks like. It isn't just staining, rubbing will only make it smoother, it won't remove the copper color. I don't know what actually causes it, but I've found many hundreds of them like that detecting.

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,738 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dig 'em up like this all the time.

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