Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Candice Wise, Oct 10, 2020.
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Seems they got lost in the grass, and while they were still on the surface, before they sank into the ground, along came the mower, and sucked 'em up into the blades, and - whang! - there ya go. You can even imagine the sound.
Yes, even with hits on opposite sides like that. I suppose the lawnmower blades go around fast enough that the coin can get hit several times (*whang! *pow*pow*pow*clank*) before it drops back out onto the ground and eventually sinks into the earth. Uless it gets another lawnmower-whirlie first!
But yeah- machinery damage of some kind. You're right about that. I dunno for sure that it was a lawnmower involved, but it was definitely some kind of mishap like that.
that one- my first collected coin.
But there was also a warped and misshapen 1948 Franklin half dollar in the drawer, with a big ragged hole right through the middle of it. I would look at that coin as nothing but an undesirable piece of scrap silver nowadays, but Young Kid Me wanted it, back then.
Grandmomma wouldn't give that one to me, though. It seems one of the uncles, years ago, had thrown it in the air and shot the hole in it with a rifle, Annie Oakley style, and it got kept as a souvenir.
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