how does a coin end up with a dent or bend like this?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by robin f, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. robin f

    robin f New Member

    20200813_072253.jpg 20200813_071612.jpg 20200813_070859.jpg 20200813_071714.jpg 20200813_072652.jpg im wondering how coins can end up with a bend like this. is it caused during its production or after? id really be fascinated to actually witness a coin being made, so i could have a clearer picture of the process. however, i doubt they sell admission tickets.
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  3. rascal

    rascal Well-Known Member

    Someone or something has bent the coin . It is PMD post mint damage
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Yep. PMD.

    The "how" and the "why" are a mystery.

    I also wonder what it's sitting on top of, out of mere idle curiosity.
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  5. robin f

    robin f New Member

    it is on top of my rca universal remote control (upside down) which is on top of a jewelry box full of duran duran buttons from the early 80s.
  6. robin f

    robin f New Member

    maybe the incredible hulk had it at one point. :)
  7. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    FYI, there are many videos online that show and describe the minting process in detail
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator


    Love the Duran Duran detail. Exactly what my inquiring mind needed to know.

    You might say my curiosity was Hungry Like The Wolf. ;)

    And now all of a sudden, it's 1982 again, and I'm a sophomore in high school, in Mr. Sharpe's Mechanical Drawing class. You know, the cool teacher who let us listen to the radio...
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Don't ever doubt.. I visited the US Mint at Philadelphia and you get to tour the facility. You see all the Mint machinery and workers in action from a walkway above. Every section had a video and audio of what was happening.

    The US Mint are probably temporarily closed due to the Covid19 situation. But I Recommend the tour to everyone. They even have a display of neat error coins.

    I don't have pictures because it was not allowed inside. It's a Federal building.
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  10. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Celebrity Spokesman?
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Looks like it was used as a screw driver. Very common with dimes.
  12. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

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  13. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    Stick a dime in a sidewalk crack or sewer grate crack on it's edge and then kick it hard, that's how it gets bent like that. there's hundreds of other ways jammed up in a cash register drawer, wedged in a wall crack and bent, used to open beer caps at a football tailgate. but yeah. they are thin.
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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely damaged. You can bend a coin many different ways.
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  15. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    Iv'e seen a strong man rip a quarter in half with his hands.
    He didn't rip it apart, it was more of bending it back and forth till the the metal fatigued and separated in half. It obviously took some finger or hand strength though.
    It was on a show back in the 80's called "That's Incredible" or something like that hosted by some celebrity that I think was John Davidson.
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  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I know how these became damaged.. 10 years of Metal Detecting I have kept all the coins hit by the blades of lawn mowers!
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

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  18. robin f

    robin f New Member

    ha ha i love your sense of humor and your 80s references! this site has the coolest members!
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  19. robin f

    robin f New Member

    that is great to know! thanks for the intel if i ever get to Philadelphia i will check into that. too bad they dont mint here in montana. ha
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  21. robin f

    robin f New Member

    i remember thats incredible!
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