egg shaped dime

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Trailer king, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Trailer king

    Trailer king Member

    This dime looks to be perfectly egg shaped, the complete edge band is in perfect structural condition. I don't think this was damaged after it left the mint and I can't find any information about it. I did notice how every that there are minted egg shape design coins but not sure if this is a business strike dime or a minted egg shape coin. Any help would be great. And that is the best I can do right now on the photos.
    Does it look like something I should send in to PCGS to be authenticated. WP_20200116_11_47_44_Rich.jpg WP_20200116_11_45_54_Rich.jpg WP_20200116_11_45_16_Rich.jpg
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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    There is no doubt that this is PMD. The reeds on the third side happens during the Striking process.
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter


    I also say damaged after it left the mint. There is no way that could occur.

    - Mr. Ed
    (Specializing in collecting Mint Errors since 1985)
  5. Trailer king

    Trailer king Member

    Pmd? I'm kinda new at this and don't know all abbreviations.
  6. Trailer king

    Trailer king Member

    Could it be a minted egg designed coin? I seen several on line last.
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    PMD - Post Mint Damage

    And a word I created..
    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I don't think so.
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Those coins they show on-line are Egg Shaped.. Not oval o_O
  10. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    It reminds me of this...

  11. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Might have been a test run on something similar to an elongated rolling machine for a token of some sort.
  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I have an egg shaped cent...
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  13. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Looks more like a football.
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  14. Kentucky

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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    An egg shaped coin would not fit into the coining chamber. It's totally PMD or Post Mint Damage.
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  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    This can easily be made by the novelty penny press machines that make pennies into an oval/egg shaped coin. Just too much pressure and made the faces flat. Or a rail road as mentioned above.

    If it's not totally flat then it's from a penny press machine. A railroad would keep it flat I would think where as many penny press machines use 2 roller dies to flatten coinage which may give it an arc in shape.

    We had a thread about those machines last year ??
  17. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Deliberately damaged. Coins are a favorite target of the terminally bored, it seems.
  18. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I found this nickel recently. A bit egg shaped.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

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