Craters on Roosevelt's Face

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by talley, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. talley

    talley Member

    I've been idle for a while. Today I finally dove into my massive pile of coins that have been accumulating and found a couple of interesting ones.
    I found this coin a while back, and I'm curious as to what may have caused this condition. Anybody got any ideas? Is this a genuine error, or is it post mint damage?

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  3. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    Definitely Post-mint damage. I found a Kennedy Half Dollar while coin-roll hunting with similar abrasions. I believe the deep hits are caused by the high-speed inpact of a metal BB from the coin being used for target practice for BB-gun enthusiasts. :)

  4. talley

    talley Member

    Looks like a kill shot to me!
  5. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    I'd say so! I suppose dimes were only used for practice by master marksman. :sniper:

  6. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    Agreed with post-mint damage, but definitely not from bullets. Possibly a strong BB gun or a couple of shotgun pellets. The spots are too small even for a .22 caliber.
  7. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    Uhhhmm, I think you need to read my first response again...

    I mentioned nothing about lethal firearms being used to cause the damage to this coin... :foot-mouth:

  8. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    Well in that case I agree with you. =)
  9. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    .22 would likely tear through a coin as well and cause more damage than this, unless they were shooting from really far away.
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