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Is this something rare its Washington quarter with something else over on the front side I never seen anything like that

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Anthony:

You have an after mint product that was done to promote the past President, James Madison. It was an original 2002 Virginia state quarter. The front of the coin either had a decal, a hologram attached, or was painted. My guess is that it probably retailed for about $5 to $10 in new condition to an interested collector. It would be considered an altered coin, and would have no added numismatic value.

Found another link with a similar piece. See: http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=143187

For added information, see: http://tips.pch.com/coins/hologram-coins-hologram-quarters-holographic-coins

Here a site offering similar products: http://replica3d.com/HTMLPages/CCorner/ColorizedCoins.html

A bad investment, see: http://coins.about.com/od/coinbuyingadvice/qt/bad_coins.htm

"My #5 Worst Coin Investment - Coins With Crap on Them

The final type of coin among my top five worst coin investments are modified coins, such as genuine U.S. Mint products that have been altered by adding holographic stickers or coloring. These coins are generally considered "damaged" by serious coin collectors, and you will only get the bullion value when you go to sell them, if that. I have heard of dealers discounting them because of the added impurities that the paint and other crap applied to the coins adds to the metal."

Hope this helps.

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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.

Experience

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.

Organizations
ANA, CONECA, CWTS, NLG

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

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

Awards and Honors
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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