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I have a Massachusetts state quarter from 2000 it's a D print. I think it's a
Copper quarter but only partially showing copper but it dosent look like it
Was rubbed or scratched off all edges look great. Is this coin worth more
Than face value?


From the attached photos, you appear to have a quarter struck on a defective blank. The estimated retail value would be around $15 to $25.

All dimes, quarters and half dollars are currently minted on blanks cut from the prescribed clad strip that consists of outer layers of copper-nickel (75% copper and 25% nickel) bonded to an inner core of pure copper.  This concoction isn't always stable and if gas or dirt comes between the layers, one or both of the outer copper-nickel layer may fall off when the planchets (blanks) are cut from the clad strip.  The resulting blank may have a "yellow" or "red" side and a "silver" side. The sandwich layers and core may also have thickness variations.

You may want to check ebay listings under US coins in the error category to see what different errors are going for. You may also want to check out these links on error coin values:

If you live close to a local shop, they should offer an opinion as to it's value and if it is authentic at no charge. Always try and get at least two opinions and try and deal with PNG dealers if possible. Here's a link to find one in your area:

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

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1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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