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Quarter Error?
Quarter Error?  

Quarter Error?
Quarter Error?  
Hi Ronald and thank you for taking your time to help me.
My mommy began collecting Statehood Quarters when then first came out. She was getting them from the United States Commemorative Gallery, which of course are uncirculated. I assume she stopped buy them because of the price as there are only 18.
Well I have them now as my mommy passed away on May 2nd. I was looking thru them the other day and happened to notice something. Well one side is silver, like a regular quarter but the other side is kind of like a brownish gold with more brown than gold. There are a few that are that color 100% and a couple that are like that 30 to 80 percent. I have attached pictures for you to see. I wondered if this was what they call missing clad layer? If not then is it just a mint error? These are all UNCIRCULATED and beautiful.

Thank you for anything you can tell me, I really appreciate it.



Can't really tell from the attached photos. The key is the weight and thickness. Compare your suspected "error" coins to "normal" quarters. Stack them along side to one another to note thickness. The one's missing a clad layer would be lighter and thinner. Normal weight for a clad quarter is .020 oz. or 5.67 gr.

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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

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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