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Chad Sanborn
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Do they make a copper/silver coin with a quarter? I have a small copper coin that is the same size as a quarter... I think it’s from France. I could get this mated to a quarter, but I didn’t know if such a thing already existed.



Speaking of copper silver coins, why is the copper coin always a different kind of coin? Why isn’t it a copper half dollar? Do they make those?



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Todd Lassen just sent me an early Christmas present- a Copper Silver Brass set made from a Peruvian 1/2 Sol, a small Chinese coin with a square hole and a 1964 Silver quarter. Highly cool and, as always, incredible workmanship.



I'm sure Todd would be happy to make a Copper silver set for you in quarter size. you can contact him at klarentz@aol.com



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Mike Powers
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Sasco makes a quarter size copper/silver coin using one of the small British coins which looks like an English Penny. The only problem is that the diameter of the copper coin is slightly larger than a quarter and the copper side of the gaff doesn't quite match the real version of the copper coin.



I'd try Todd Lassen. He's the god of coin makers.



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I have an American 1964 silver quarter, they are pretty cool just because I’m the only person I know that has one. Also, if you want a copper quarter then just soak a quarter in vineger or some citric acid to take off the zinc coating.
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On 2002-01-12 03:19, aznviet6uy wrote:
Also, if you want a copper quarter then just soak a quarter in vineger or some citric acid to take off the zinc coating.
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I was told about this before. I tried it and the copper in the center of the quarter started to dissolve, but the zinc stayed. What did I do wrong?
I kept it in the vineger for about three days. all the reading is gone, the zinc is dulled, and the copper core is dissolving.
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Reed McClintock
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Hello all,
Todd Lassen makes hands down the best coins available. I have a c,s,b set that I love. I use his shells also.

One day when I have the money, I will try to buy everthing in triplicate. I would recomend all of your coin needs to a man whom I consider to be the doctor of a coin mans needs.

When your hurting for superior coins, he has the right prescription to make you a rock star with coin magic. I do think the killer thing about his coins are the fact if they are shiny or dull it doesnt matter, they do not have a trick coin feel to them.

I am not being paid nor am I advertising. I am just letting those of you who don't know what the best is, it is Todds coins. Heck I don't think he even likes me, but his coins rock, and he won't cheat you on what you buy.
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Michael Peterson
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Reed is quite correct, the coins Todd makes are awesome.The quality is fantastic.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Lassen coins Smile


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A U.S. quarter with a copper back (English half-penny, I believe) should be available at just about any big magic shop.
They are not at all uncommon, and becoming more common as half dollars become rarer.
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Peter Marucci
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I really like the C/S coin made with the new Sacajawea dollar backed by the Susan B. Anthony dollar. Bigger than a quarter, smaller than a half, they are the perfect size for me, and the Sac dollars are still new enough that they draw a lot of interest.
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