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I found this in my change and wondered why it does not stick to a magnet?Same with a 2001 Rhode Island I have.Is there silver in these coins?Both have a D mint mark.Thanx and hope to hear from you soon.

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James,

No US quarters are supposed to stick to a magnet -- silver or not.  Since 1965 (other than the silver proofs) all US quarters are made from mostly copper, with a little nickel mixed into the outer layer -- supposedly not enough nickel to stick to a magnet.

The only quarters that will have silver in them are the S-mint proofs -- and only those that do NOT show the copper stripe within the reeding on the edge of the coin.

I hope this helps,

Dan

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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

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I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

Organizations I belong to :
American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814

Frequently Asked Questions :
I have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on my website, where you may be able to get an immediate answer to your question. You can find the page here :
http://www.workingmancoins.com/FAQ/index.htm



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BBA from Adrian College

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