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Sir, here are some pic about the coin I found.

To my knowledge only silver quarters from 1964 and below dates carry that kind of edge or if its a Proof quarter that is minted by the "S" mint.
Those coins have a frosted image and clear mirror like background.This one is more beautiful than a normal business strike,the features more prominent.

This is a "p" mint mark carrying a clear edge,How is this possible?

Do satin finish special issues by the US mint carry a clear edge?
Did the Philadelphia and Denver mint both make satin finish special issues for collectors? And do they carry a clear edge?
I do have accurate weight device.The quarter does not weight 5.67 grams as all regular  quarters should.

Appreciate your views and knowledge on this coin.

Did I find a million dollar coin?
To my knowledge the Philadelphia mint does not make silver Quarters
Upon your final suggestion I can send it in to ANACS for grading etc.

God Bless,
Lincoln cent Treasure Hunter.
PS: Couple more pic of the coin in another post here.

Hi Beck,

If it were silver, it would weigh 6.25 grams and bear the S Mintmark.

The picture makes the coin look like it was silver plated and polished.  If that is the case, there would be no copper edge.

I am not saying that this is the case, just what I can see from the pictures.  It would be highly unlikely that it is a genuien silver quarter with the P mintmark.  They do not strike silver quarters at the Philly mint, hence there is no possibility of a silver blank making it's way to the presses in Philly.

I think the coin was probably altered but to be sure, submission to ANACS is advised.

Good Luck!


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