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Old 09-15-2017, 02:01 PM
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Default 1st time out in a few weeks....

Haven't been able to get out for the last few weeks do to work and other issues....It sucks being a grown-up.... Took some time off to decompress and relax...and of course do some detecting...Went to my local park for a couple hours and did OK. The usual pull tabs and bottle caps, but I did manage to find $1.55 in clad, to include a 1976 bicentennial quarter. I realize it's not much but it was really nice getting out and learning more about machine...HH
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:13 PM
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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but didn't they produce both a clad version of the Bicentennial Quarter and a 40% silver version? Like you, I got one of these Quarters during a hunt under a tree. I have to say, mine cleaned up very nicely with a sterling silver cloth and, if I recall, it rang up a bit higher than a regular quarter.

May want to check yours. Congrats on getting back out there and finding something. I also decompress by detecting (my wife doesn't really get it but oh well). LOL

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Old 09-15-2017, 02:14 PM
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Nice finds. Sometimes it's about just getting away from it all and relaxing.

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Originally Posted by TriadHunter View post
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but didn't they produce both a clad version of the Bicentennial Quarter and a 40% silver version? Like you, I got one of these Quarters during a hunt under a tree. I have to say, mine cleaned up very nicely with a sterling silver cloth and, if I recall, it rang up a bit higher than a regular quarter.

May want to check yours. Congrats on getting back out there and finding something. I also decompress by detecting (my wife doesn't really get it but oh well). LOL
I'll give it a check. I have a 1944 silver Washington. I'll check it against that. Couldn't tell ya the exact number it rang up....pulled .54 cents from the one plug...2 quarters and four Lincolns....

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Looks like a typical hunt to me...

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Congrats on the finds! You beat me today

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Congrats on your bicentennial and clad! I've always thought that is a really neat design on the bicentennial.

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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but didn't they produce both a clad version of the Bicentennial Quarter and a 40% silver version?
You are correct, however they were only 40% silver in the S mint. And to make matters more confusing, the S mint made 40% silver bicentennials as well as normal copper-nickel clad bicentennials: 1976 S 40% Silver Quarter

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Old 09-15-2017, 09:48 PM
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You are correct, however they were only 40% silver in the S mint. And to make matters more confusing, the S mint made 40% silver bicentennials as well as normal copper-nickel clad bicentennials: 1976 S 40% Silver Quarter
Great info, thanks! Well I have a D so I guess it's not a 40%-er. It cleaned up so nice I thought it was. Darn.
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