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    other then it looks like it spent some time under a car seat,
    It doesn't look like anything special.
    Perhaps someone thought the dirt made it look special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolaidsmile View Post
    Ok not to sound stupid but I don't know a lot about coins! What exactly is a clad coin?

    Kathy (koolaidsmile) :-)

    (clad ) in metals means different metals fused together. In the case of a U. S. dime the two different metals are nickel and copper, the outside of a "clad" dime is 25% nickel and 75% copper, and the inner core in pure copper. hopes this helps you understand "clad coins".

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    Instead of the coin being made of pure copper, silver, or gold, clad coins are the "newer versions" that have very little of those metals in them. Example: A dime, quarter, etc from the mid-60's and older will be of silver, the newer ones are a mixture of cheaper metals.

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    Clad coins are just worth face value. They are not silver or special in any way.

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    Koolaidsmile wrote:
    > What exactly is a clad coin?

    I'll give you a more-detailed explanation. In 1964, the US Mint decided to no longer manufacture 90%-Silver "general issue" dimes, quarters, halves, and dollar-coins, because the rising value of Silver was causing that metal in the coins to be worth more than the face value of the coin. Beginning at the very start of 1965, the US Mint switched from manufacturing "1-piece" Silver coins to manufacturing coins made of a copper disc with a thinner sheet of "Cupro-Nickel" bonded onto both sides of the copper disc. (Similar to a sandwich.) Collectors call them clad coins. Keeping the sandwich analogy in mind... the copper "core" is visible on the coin's multi-grooved edge, in between the coin's Cupro-Nickel front and back. The copper disc's exposed edges turn dark (like a copper penny) fairly quickly. But if you examine a brand-new dime, quarter, or half-dollar coin, you'll see the edge of the copper core quite plainly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    Koolaidsmile wrote:
    > What exactly is a clad coin?

    I'll give you a more-detailed explanation. In 1964, the US Mint decided to no longer manufacture 90%-Silver "general issue" dimes, quarters, halves, and dollar-coins, because the rising value of Silver was causing that metal in the coins to be worth more than the face value of the coin. Beginning at the very start of 1965, the US Mint switched from manufacturing "1-piece" Silver coins to manufacturing coins made of a copper disc with a thinner sheet of "Cupro-Nickel" bonded onto both sides of the copper disc. (Similar to a sandwich.) Collectors call them clad coins. Keeping the sandwich analogy in mind... the copper "core" is visible on the coin's multi-grooved edge, in between the coin's Cupro-Nickel front and back. The copper disc's exposed edges turn dark (like a copper penny) fairly quickly. But if you examine a brand-new dime, quarter, or half-dollar coin, you'll see the edge of the copper core quite plainly.
    cannonball guy,

    Your detailed explanation of clad a coin is spot on, as is all your post, In my post i was trying to give koolaidsmile a definition of "clad", and being a metal fabricator for 22 years before my eyes started failing me "from a lot of welding", i think i obtained a goodly amount of metal knowledge, and i guess i was being simplistic with my explanation of clad metals. clad = two metals fused or bonded together or one metal covering another metal with the intent of the outer metal protecting the inner metal, at least that was the way it was explained to me back in the older days, cannonballguy you are a wealth of knowledge and i have the up-most respect for your knowledge.

    very respectfully,
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    Quote Originally Posted by attempted recovery View Post
    cannonball guy,

    Your detailed explanation of clad a coin is spot on, as is all your post, In my post i was trying to give koolaidsmile a definition of "clad", and being a metal fabricator for 22 years before my eyes started failing me "from a lot of welding", i think i obtained a goodly amount of metal knowledge, and i guess i was being simplistic with my explanation of clad metals. clad = two metals fused or bonded together or one metal covering another metal with the intent of the outer metal protecting the inner metal, at least that was the way it was explained to me back in the older days, cannonballguy you are a wealth of knowledge and i have the up-most respect for your knowledge.

    very respectfully,
    All I did was add some history and "visual analogies" to help Koolaidsmile understand how your Metalworkers' definintion applies to "clad" coins. Your post, TomPA's, and mine are good teamwork.

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    A good explaination. I would only add that the '64 and earlier general circulation silver coins were an alloy of metals with 90% of it being silver. Begining in '65 the metals were layered (clad) instead of alloyed (for the most part anyway). The half dollars from '65 to 70 were clad also but they still contained 40% silver as were some proof coins.

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    Oh, and your 88D dime, it's just change......spend it.

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    I still feel as though there's something different about it! I think I'll hang onto it! Worst case scenario I have ten cents that collects dust and maybe the value of dust will go up! :-)

    Kathy (koolaidsmile) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolaidsmile View Post
    I still feel as though there's something different about it! I think I'll hang onto it! Worst case scenario I have ten cents that collects dust and maybe the value of dust will go up! :-)

    Kathy (koolaidsmile) :-)
    Nothing special; I get tons of those when I CRH.
    Last edited by sagittarius98; Aug 12, 2012 at 01:32 PM.
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

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    A clad coin is one that has something like say...nickel covering the surface just enough to prevent corrosion.
    The coating is called clad. Monty
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    Thats ok Kathy. I'm certainly no expert on coins but as I understand it most modern coins are known as clad because they aren't silver with the exception of proofs but instead are "clad" as in a base metal thats then covered with another metal or alloys so that they appear to be silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty View Post
    A clad coin is one that has something like say...nickel covering the surface just enough to prevent corrosion.
    The coating is called clad. Monty
    monty,

    With all respect due you are totally wrong, "clad" in all metals 'including coins', mean that an inner metal is being protected by an outer metal and not necessarily a totally different metal, just a stronger alloy metal. And not as you say " nickel covering the surface just enough to prevent corrosion". your explanation is incorrect. I am not meaning to be disrespectful. But i feel if i don't correct an incorrect answer i am contributing to it.

    very respectfully,

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    Quote Originally Posted by attempted recovery View Post
    s.c. shooter,


    With all respect due, your answer couldn't be any more confusing or wrong as to "definition of clad coins" or any other metal that is clad". "Why do people attempt to answer question about things they have no clue what the answer is"?

    respectfully,
    attempted recovery,

    With all due respect, you need to chill out. Being a metal fabricator for 20 some odd years does not give you the right to be pretentious towards others opinions. Nor does it give you the right to "correct" someone. They are not your children. There are no really wrong answers on here, only differently styled explanations as to each and everyones definition of a clad coin. Just as cannonballguy explained it more clearly than you did originally.

    ps- just because koolaidsmile didn't formally thank someone doesn't necessarily mean she isn't thankful nonetheless. get over yourself, geesh...

    respectfully,
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    Quote Originally Posted by attempted recovery View Post
    diggummup sir,

    With respect to you, i disagree with most of your post. You said "there are no really wrong answers on here" Sir you are wrong about that. if someone told 'my children' that "1+1=3", and it's okay to be disrespectful, i wouldn't like that, and i would correct it. as far as you saying i can't correct someone, i was really trying to correct an incorrect answer. ( Are you saying i can't disagree with someone?) As far as you saying i need to chill out; okay' i can accept constructive criticism' no problem, if it's meant to be constructive. Also you said " pretentious toward others opinions", there are no opinions to question that have absolute answers ' they are either correct or incorrect. as far as cannonballguys answer, yes he did explain a 'clad coin' in more detail than i did and i told him that, my explanation should have contained more detail, and as far as (koolaidsmile) being thankful for someone helping, appreciation should be expressed in my opinion, but maybe people where you come from doesn't express appreciation, i don't know? And i will never get over myself cause i think i am a quality person. have a nice new jersey day

    respectfully,
    What does Jersey have to do with anything? : )
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    koolaidesmile,
    Ya see what a good looking lady just asking questions starts around here?.....ROTFLMAO........HH


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    Quote Originally Posted by attempted recovery View Post
    diggummup sir,

    With respect to you, i disagree with most of your post. You said "there are no really wrong answers on here" Sir you are wrong about that. if someone told 'my children' that "1+1=3", and it's okay to be disrespectful, i wouldn't like that, and i would correct it. as far as you saying i can't correct someone, i was really trying to correct an incorrect answer. ( Are you saying i can't disagree with someone?) As far as you saying i need to chill out; okay' i can accept constructive criticism' no problem, if it's meant to be constructive. Also you said " pretentious toward others opinions", there are no opinions to question that have absolute answers ' they are either correct or incorrect. as far as cannonballguys answer, yes he did explain a 'clad coin' in more detail than i did and i told him that, my explanation should have contained more detail, and as far as (koolaidsmile) being thankful for someone helping, appreciation should be expressed in my opinion, but maybe people where you come from doesn't express appreciation, i don't know? And i will never get over myself cause i think i am a quality person. have a nice new jersey day

    respectfully,
    WOW! Nevermind... it's worse than I thought. Your obviously one of those, it's either black or white and gray doesn't exist, kind of people.

    BTW-
    clad 1 (kld) tr.v. clad, clad·ding, clads 1. To sheathe or cover (a metal) with a metal.
    2. To cover with a protective or insulating layer of other material.
    3. of a coin : consisting of outer layers of one metal bonded to a core of a different metal

    As I stated, there were NO wrong answers on here, only varying explanations of the same thing (clad) albeit explained differently. Unless the dictionary is wrong too. That being said, I guess we can agree to disagree. Have a nice day, whether it be 'New Jersey' or elsewhere... Sir.
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    How can you possibly argue with this?

    clad 1 (kld) tr.v. clad, clad·ding, clads 1. To sheathe or cover (a metal) with a metal.
    2. To cover with a protective or insulating layer of other material.
    3. of a coin : consisting of outer layers of one metal bonded to a core of a different metal



    Monty
    A clad coin is one that has something like say...nickel covering the surface just enough to prevent corrosion.
    Monty

    s.c.shooter

    "clad" as in a base metal thats then covered with another metal or alloys




    Their answers are in written the most basic form of the definition of the word. Speaking of children... A first grader could see this, unfortunately you can't. You are the one that is nitpicking here, sir. I will not be responding any further on this subject, my point has been proven beyond any shadow of a doubt. The defense has prevailed. Case dismissed. NEXT!
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    Well sorry attempted recovery but I don't owe a thank you to you!! Your rude,obnoxious and self serving and why don't you get the whole story before you decide to judge someone!! Not only did I express already that I was thankful to the people that helped but I'm a bit more worried about my dog dying right now than I am about rushing back on here to see what peoples comments were so I haven't been up your ass thanking you!! So again thank you to everyone else for your help it's greatly appreciated!! :-)

    Kathy (koolaidsmile) :-)

 

 
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