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Hi Colin, I've seen this a number of times and read some explanations for it but frankly I don't remember the sources right now. It's just a mix of alloy in creating the blanks as I recall. It could be struck on the wrong blank but you'd need someone far more experienced than me to get into that. Good luck with it.

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Not really abscence of copper just the mixing not being as thorough. I'll do a bit more research tomorrow.

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Easiest and probably best thing to do would be to do an XRF scan on it.

 

Lots of quarters are plated - I've seen all types (mostly from TV/newspaper ads) - gold plating, silver plating, and even some oddball ones like platinum plating. Most likely it's been plated and someone broke it free from a set and spent it.

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