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Old 06-26-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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help- 2003 quarter?? silver content?

I was buying water and this quarter been kicked back many times from the machine- it almost looks like it is real silver.

It says Illinois. It looks silver. Did they make them in silver? 40% or 90%??
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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http://www.statequarterguide.com/200...state-quarter/
http://proofsetguide.com/2003-silver-proof-set/

There seem to be two different versions. You may have lucked out and gotten one that is 90% silver.

1) Clad type: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel
2) Silver Proof type: 90% silver, 10% copper
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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It does not look clad. It looks like solid nickel.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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http://cointrackers.com/coins/1221/2...state-quarter/
http://cointrackers.com/coins/1219/2...state-quarter/

Check the mint mark. The 90% silver coins have a 'S' mint mark, while the clad coins have a 'D' mint mark.
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Wow, Penn, maybe you got extra-lucky!

I did not know about the proofs being silver (good info, repliers!).
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Nice score ,an! Shit like that never happens to me though. :-(
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #7
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ut oh- the mint is D. oh well.
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@ ancona

Ha ha (sort-of)...

I did get a Buffalo Nickel at Barnes & Noble about 6 weeks ago, and on a cruise to Cozumel I got a 1964 (silver) quarter back as change in the tourist part of Cozumel (they gave me change for my purchase in US money) a couple of years ago -- you would think Mexicans would know not to give away a silver quarter, being the No. 1 producers in the world and all...
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #9
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Hit my coin store. That quarter is only plated. So worth .25.

My coin store was cleaned out of junk silver, even 40%
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Congratulations on your find. You have been very lucky. To be totally sure of what you have, get your coin assayed from a reputed company. Keep us posted about what it really turned out to be.
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