Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jay Guest, May 18, 2020.
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Here it is. First two show both silver sides. Third shows the copper and silver on edge. Last shows the raised edge of the coin.
Not a Mint Error
Clad coins are Cupro-Nickel clad over a Copper core.
When the alteration is done you will see that effect on the edge of a previous reeded coin.
Many times people don't understand what we are trying to tell them. Visuals help!
Nice GIF for that!
Sometimes coins that get stuck in a washer / dryer take on this appearance too. I agree that it was being turned into a ring, since it looks like it's been polished.
Interesting. When you say it was rolled and squeezed about its horizontal plane, do you mean one that is parallel to the face of the coin, or perpendicular? Hopefully that makes sense.
Very interesting. It also seems different than the typical washer / dryer coins since those have mushy details. Now, I wonder why one would do this with a mechanized apparatus. Perhaps to make higher quality coin rings that don't show any percussive marks.
Occasionally, something like this posted and gets lumped into the "spooned" category even though it's obvious it didn't occur from a manual process. Equipment similar to an upset mill makes a lot of sense, but at the end of the day, it's still damage.
Even though it's not technically correct, I don't have a problem calling it spooned. Same way with "Dryer Coins". Maybe they were tumbled between the drums of a dryer, and maybe they tumbled in something different. There are so many ways a coin can be damaged, trying to determine the exact cause may be an exercise in futility. Just my thoughts
Right, I agree. I think being able to attribute the general process that produced the damage is more valuable than the specific instrument used to carry that process out. Maybe someone used a hammer instead of a spoon, but it is still done by hitting the edge of the coin with a harder object. I find various forms of post-mint damage so interesting sometimes.
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