I went to a fast food restaurant and bought a hamburger. As part of my change, I received a 1964 90% silver quarter!
It was almost like getting a free hamburger. The silver coin is worth $5-$6. Quoted in real money, the price of a hamburger+fries+soda hasn’t changed much from 60 years ago.
I was able to tell right away. The silver coin makes a different “clink” sound than the other coins.
The cashier thought that she had given me a dollar coin by mistake, because I was so happy. I explained to her that it was a 1964 silver quarter, but she didn’t get it.
I get one or two pieces of junk silver every year. I’ve found war nickels and dimes. This is the first silver quarter.
I’m able to identify junk silver nearly instantly. It makes a nicer “clink” sound. The silver is a sightly different color than other coins.
Maybe I should ge a job as a cashier? If I get one piece of junk silver per year, a cashier at a fast food restaurant must see at least one per week.
It’s interesting to compare real money (silver) to counterfeit money. The silver coin makes a nicer “clink” sound when it touches another coin. It feels nicer and looks nicer.