Brass Quarter?

SAexplorer

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Dec 5, 2020
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Hi everyone.

I found this 1994 Quarter metal detecting and it does not want to shine up and it sure looks to be
Like brass.

Any thoughts please?

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l.cutler

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Just environmental damage. At least where I hunt, most clad coins that have been in the ground for a longer period of time come out looking like that.
 

ecmo

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Yes this is a normal condition for dug clad coins, anything after 1964. Only pre 1965 silver coins will come out shiny. You can wash them and run them in a tumbler with rocks in it for a few hours and they will come out better but still have a dark overtone to them.

See you are relatively new to the forum, also see you're from Mo. I'm from Missouri also. Welcome.

Don
 

jamest64

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If you think that quarter is shady, wait till you dig up a few of these newer pennies, they look like they survived some kind of nuclear disaster! And yes welcome to the forum. I should post some penny pics.... give me a day or 2.
 
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jamest64

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OK, here you go.... and these are just a few samples I randomly pulled from the MD heap. Some are considerably worse. Thanks for looking and happy hunting.
Jim
 

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