Garbage Disposal or?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mkm5, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:31 PM.

  1. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Active Member

    I've had this one in a jar of misfit coins for quite a while.

    Garbage disposal, tin snips? IMG_20210113_212708.jpg IMG_20210113_212725.jpg
     
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I.d.k just plain damage but its silver.
     
  4. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    My vote would be tin snips. A sad fate for a silver coin.
     
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  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Tin snips or the like. The obverse and reverse marks match. A garbage disposal just beats at things, rather than pinching them, I think.

    For a long time, I had half a silver Roosevelt; the other half was sacrificed to a test tube of nitric acid, because I wanted some silver nitrate.
     
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  6. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    You're correct, Garbage disposal just chews things up. Anyone with kids and a garbage disposal in their home eventually experiences what a spoon looks like after it's been chewed up a little in a garbage disposal :)
     
  7. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I love posts like this. Is this just damage or am I a millionaire because fools like you can’t tell this is damage? A ten-year old can tell this is damage. What are we, detectives? Suggestion, pick up a book on mint errors. There aren’t too many types. If the coin you discovered doesn’t reasonably fit one of those types, don’t get your hopes up. Do that small favor for you and big favor for us. First read, then ask. This isn’t complicated. Trust me when I tell you that.
     
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  8. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Active Member

    Well, I don't think I posted this with hopes of becoming a millionaire.
    Just an unusual damaged coin I found many years ago as a kid and put it away because it's a silver dime.

    I guess I thought it would be interesting to get other's thoughts on how it was damaged.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It looks to good for a garbage disposal but it looks normal for tin snips or wire cutters.
     
  10. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Active Member

    Don't really appreciate being called a fool either.
     
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  11. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    It doesn't matter how or in what many number of different ways it was damaged. Process of elimination - damage sustained at the mint is absolutely positively ruled out.
     
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  12. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Procrastinator

  13. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    When & where did someone call you a fool in this thread?
     
  14. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Procrastinator

     
  15. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Ok. I missed that part.
     
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  16. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I purchased a batch of junk silver from a fellow that buys abandoned storage rooms. I got a good deal but there were three Mercury dime that looked like they were folded up like a piece of tin foil! Who knows why these coins get abused like this.
     
  17. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Whoa there, horsey. ;) Read that post a little more carefully. It clearly asks "which kind of damage", not "is this damage".

    I share your frustration with those types of posts, but this ain't one of them.
     
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  18. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Well, but why keep something if it’s just cut up?

    Look, I just got up for a minute. I got to get back into the barn. But we got that other guy, and he doesn’t know when to quit, in spite of hint after hint. What is this, an epidemic?
     
  19. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It’s like if we’re collecting autos, here. I got this heap. What caused this? Is it a factory error? You mean you can’t tell?

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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    PMD or post manufacturing damage.
     
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