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Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Amberlarry22, Oct 16, 2019.

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  1. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Active Member

    71A987A4-23F9-4886-87BB-7D418DFE70D4.jpeg AEF0C024-02EC-42C2-A579-D5DF67E9DA31.jpeg C4984C2F-C153-4A52-A435-3D0FB9F22416.jpeg PMD? E928F901-EDD4-41EE-B17A-AD39C4D66EF6.jpeg 9ACC72B7-3681-45BB-9C62-AEFEBABCA407.jpeg 52099A62-F2A2-4507-92B3-D35544072CD7.jpeg
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I'm inclined to say PMD because I've not seen anything like this before. But there is something know as an incomplete punch that sort of matches your coin. Can you post a better/closer image of the reverse area in question too?
    http://www.error-ref.com/incomplete-punch/

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  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Just damage.
     
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You would think there would be some displaced metal along the cut area, no?
     
  6. DatDareNickelGuy

    DatDareNickelGuy Active Member

    PMD in my opinion. But whenever im not 100% certain i will continue to do research until i am :)
     
  7. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Looks like nail clippers.
     
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It looks like someone was trying to create a clip, but didn't have the strength to cut it all the way through. A pair of "curved-blade" nippers would cause this.

    Chris
     
  9. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    PMD. Looks like someone hit it with a curved wood chisel. Not a mint error for sure.
     
  10. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Active Member

    A pa
    I doubt it, metal would be displaced towards the handle and the cut would be irregular being deeper to shallow, diagonal pliers can't do this nor can fingernail clippers or end nippers. There are no "curved-blade" nippers that I'm familiar with and I was in the electrical industry for 40 years. Fingernail clippers are curved the opposite way. JMHO

    Chris[/QUOTE]
     
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  11. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Active Member

    Only for inverted fingers. Lol
     
  12. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I don't know if there are curved-blade nippers or not. It was just a thought since the position of the (curved) damage on the reverse seems to correspond to the position of the (curved) damage on the obverse. Does anyone know of a tool that could create such a cut?

    Chris
     
  13. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    There are reverse curved nail clippers used for doing Pedicures. But they are closer to being straight across.
     
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  14. cpm9ball

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    There is no way that (even) clippers made for pedicures could match that shape, and I don't think the gap between the two blades would be wide enough to allow a nickel to pass through. I don't think nail clippers of any kind could make a cut as wide as that shown on the obverse.

    Chris
     
  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The one thing that made me think PMD besides an incomplete cut is on the reverse. Looks like there are possibly 2 lines running from RICA to the edge which makes me think it was cut by something/someone twice. I would like to see a better/clearer picture of that part like I already stated.
     
  16. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    Planchet cutter marks?
     
  17. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I think you could make one like with a vise. Place a coin on top and one on the bottom and smash all three together. The marks are a close match to the rims of a coin.
     
  18. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Plenty of room.
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    Damaged with a pair of nail clippers.
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    Post damage photo. I just did this in the last 5 minutes.
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  19. cpm9ball

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  20. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    Where’s @paddyman98 ?? I bet he has a odd ball emoji or some crazy picture!! Lol.

    PDM. One cut to the obv and two one the rev. It wouldn’t happen at the mint!
     
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  21. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    just an observation......the mark on OP's coin looks a lot cleaner then the toenail clipper mark.
     
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