1911 nickel

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Felicia04, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Felicia04

    Felicia04 New Member

    The quarter is on the small side too maybe closer to a stretched out nickel
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  3. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    Maybe a dryer coin or maybe it has been spooned.
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  4. Felicia04

    Felicia04 New Member

    The outside ring has more of a copper color to it....at first I thought someone had put it around it to turn it into a necklace or something but couldn't find seem where they would have connected the ring to fit around it
  5. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Active Member

    The quarter is PMD also. Some has taken the time to strike it repeatedly along the edge. I knew a kid, when I was young in the last century, that would do this to quarters. Not sure why.
  6. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Active Member

    Jersey Magic, called it. Spooned. That's what the kid used.
  7. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    yes, quarter is definitely an industrial dryer coin, caught between the spinning inner tub and the stationary outer drum on edge and spinning for a while. the edge is pushed in and up to the front and back of the coin, surfaces look like it's spent time in a fire almost. not quite that bad as a fire though.

    consumer driers tend to max out at 135F top end, however the commercial and industrial ones that businesses use run up to about 190F. for reference cotton (which is combustible) will start to break down and generate it's own heat and scorch at around 205F.\

    Anyways, some will say "a dryer can't scorch metal" this is true of residential dryers, not so of commercial/industrial dryers that are run constantly at high temperatures, and in no time a coin trapped between the inner tub, and outer drum can look like this quarter pictured. Just ask the Maytag repair man!
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  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    As @John Burgess said, a dryer coin, not an error. The smaller diameter is due to the edge being forced inward.
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The quarter has been spooned. Look in the search box here, there are several threads on that, and it shows you how to do it.
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's definitely damaged. Itcwas done after it left the Mint.
  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    The damage does look deliberate. Personally I can not reason why anyone would want to damage a coin. I do believe you got the message I was trying to make, thank you and good luck!
  12. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    The SHADOW knows... 0D0CC337-E91C-4880-A8F3-1A67D6F189AE.jpeg
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  13. Felicia04

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  15. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    the above quarter is a result of "spooning" or some such...hitting the edge of the coin with a spoon or similar object, defdam as well..
  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  17. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I hear ya. Just someone fooling around but a nice sharp cutting tool. Not a punch
  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

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