The first clad quarter.
Issued at a time when mint marks were not used.
The most common quarter with over 1.8 billion made.
By 1964 they stopped issuing circulating silver coins. 1965 was the first of circulating clad coins. Clad is when they cover one metal with another. These coins have a pure copper core and it is bonded to a 75% copper - 25% nickel outer layer on both sides. The guy who invented this clad process eventually went on to found All-Clad cookware which I also use.
Despite small outrage that only precious metal was real money most people accepted the money. Now that even these metals are going up in value the false outrage about changing it to a cheaper metal has begun.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents / United States
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12
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