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    2001 gold colored quarter?

    My daughter found this quarter while searching to complete her state quarter set. It's a 2001 North Carolina P mint quarter that is gold colored. I couldn't find any information about it in the Red Book. What's special about it that the coin is gold colored? I'm going to try and attach it so you can see.
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    Re: 2001 gold colored quarter?

    I think what you daughter found is a gold-plated quarter. Not necessarily more collectible. Only has a cent or two worth of gold on it. But the gold plating may help slow future deterioration of the metal in the coin.

    As the gold addition is considered a no-no, the coin does not have additional numismatic value. But it does look nice, and is an interesting addition to her collection. She can now state authoritatively: "I have a gold coin."

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    Re: 2001 gold colored quarter?

    That's very cool. She'll be so excited. When she found it we were at a dark restaurant and I couldn't tell even after she showed me until we got home. That will make a great addition to her collection. One she'll cherish for a long time.

    I guess that's a private company that does that and sells them for a profit? Are there any other coins out there like that?

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    Re: 2001 gold colored quarter?

    It was part of a QVC or HSN coin sale. They put one each of the first 5 years or so of state quarters and plated them. Nice find, JP
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    Re: 2001 gold colored quarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dinero2005
    That's very cool. She'll be so excited. When she found it we were at a dark restaurant and I couldn't tell even after she showed me until we got home. That will make a great addition to her collection. One she'll cherish for a long time.

    I guess that's a private company that does that and sells them for a profit? Are there any other coins out there like that?
    Yep, there are gold plated everything, along with silver plated and chrome plated. Similarly in the "novelty" items are "colorized" coins, some of the Silver Eagles actually look quite good Colorized and sell for a small premium over the Eagle's base price. Flea markets abound with such things and they can be fun to collect. The thing is though, they won't have any resell over the coin's base price (and are considered to be damaged to a serious collector), so always buy them for cheap (don't buy the ones advertised on TV via the TV, if you want them buy them second hand for pennies).

    Here are some of the altered coins I've found online that I think look decent:







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    Re: 2001 gold colored quarter?

    I remember plating stuff in my high school metal shop class back in the day.

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    Re: 2001 gold colored quarter?

    I have found a few gold plated clad coins. I stick them in my son's treasure chest along with the gold looking foreigns I find.

  8. #8
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    Aug 2010
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    Re: 2001 gold colored quarter?

    They can be fun if you have someone that would appreciate them gold plated halves I tend to just throw back though.

 

 

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