25C - Dryer Coin Find (Not a Mint Error)

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hello everyone,
    In August of 2019 I created a thread on the subject of Dryer Coins..
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/dryer-coin-damage-investigating-the-machines.344567/

    There is a company in my neighborhood that repairs industrial dryers. I spoke to one of the repairmen and asked if he ever found coins damaged by the dryers. He didn't have an example since he usually threw them away.
    Today he saw me and told me he found one.

    Here is a 2001 (New York) Quarter with dryer damage on the Reverse side.
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    I was excited to get it and to finally show one on CoinTalk.

    Any comments or questions welcome!

    Peace :angelic:
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Clearly you don't know what you are talking about. That is a very rare mint error. Sell it on Etsy as soon as you can! :troll:
     
  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    "What you talking' 'bout Willis?"
     
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    @Kentucky
    You asked to keep you apprised ;)
     
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  6. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Wow, thanks for the notice. Some coins that looked "spooned" were claimed as dryer coins, let us know if you find one of those.
     
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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I imagine that it depends on where the coin ends up in the machine as to how it comes out.
     
  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    My son pulled a nicely spooned dime out of the coin star the other day.
    I might have to shoot a photo.
     
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  9. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Speaking of "spooned" coins, here's two I got recently. The first is a 1962 Washington Quarter with several views :

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    This next one is unfinished. In fact, it's barely started. However, you can tell it's a Walker, but not the date.

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    I remember, as a "preteen", my oldest brother making one from a silver half. A Franklin, I believe it was. It took him hours and hours, during every free moment, for what seemed like days on end, of him sitting backwards on a wooden kitchen chair, holding the coin on the top of one of the chair posts, between thumb and forefinger of one hand, while tapping the edge of the coin with the inside curve of the spoon.
    Tap and move. Tap and move. Tap and move.
    Until finally, the coin was both wide enough and small enough to become a ring. He drilled it out with his pocket knife, then smoothed the inside with first, a file, and then sandpaper, and there he had it, a Silver Ring fit for a King,.....or at least fit for a poor boy from the backwoods of Tennessee.

    How long he kept that ring, or if he even still has it, I don't know, but I do know that we had the wooden kitchen chair, with the groove worn in the top of the post, for many, many years after that, and every time I sat in that chair or saw that groove, I thought about that ring, and the effort, and the time, and the determination it took for that young man, who was my oldest brother, to persevere and finish that ring.
    His name is Gernie Cecil Brown. Now that's a country name.
     
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  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    What was surprising is that it was a 2017 D.
    And I couldn't leave out the two 2020's
    They have been rare to find in circ, even here in Denver.
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  11. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Does all spooning occur by people on purpose or can there be some forms of spooning that happen by mechanical accident?
     
  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Some supposed spooning is ascribed to being a "dryer" coin.
     
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