I have a Wilma Mankiller coin that I believe has been struck through grease. Can anyone help with id

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Not1redcent, Dec 7, 2022.

  1. Not1redcent

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

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  4. tomd

    tomd Member

    For a coin minted in 2022 it has had a hard short life.
  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    parking lot coin
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    That's no mint error of any kind.
    All post mint damage.

    Suggestion.. Keep your thread title shorter.
    Ask all your questions in your first post.

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  7. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    Keep it. For 25c, it's totally worth your while to study that coin and figure out how that damage was done. Think of it this way, if you have a book that shows dog-ears, water stains, wrinkled paper and tire marks on it, you might want to know that those are all caused as damage due to being run-over, handled badly with people (deliberate) and perhaps being soaked with water, none of which will ever be considered a part of how that book was printed or bound. Similar with coins, in that post-mint damage is not part of the minting process or in transporting to being rolled or sent out (i.e., contact marks made by coins hitting each other during certain procedures in getting the coins from the die to out of the mint). Once you can recognize damage right away you will be half way to recognizing non-damage and errors or varieties.
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  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    All I have to say... Is Welcome to CT! :happy:
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  9. Not1redcent

    Not1redcent New Member

    Wow, thanks yall! I will continue researching, its rather interesting. I'm curious to find out what wipes images from a coin, I have few like this pennies and dimes. So off I go. Thank you for the welcome and the answers.
  10. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Do you have a weight for your coin? For me, the weak looking strike, and lack of an edge could be indicative of a thin planchet.
  11. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    I've got a grinding wheel that can duplicate that.
  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    You mean like on Dime Stock?
    Those are errors you would find back in the 1970's o_O
  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Your coin is often referred to as "Road Kill," having been driven over several times.

    Keep looking, all types of wonderments are out there.
  14. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I had not thought of that.
    I find the tapered, clad covered edges of the OP's coin quite interesting. I know that didn't happen in a parking lot.
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  15. Not1redcent

    Not1redcent New Member

    Sorry , I was multitasking almost sold a cord of Wood for 525. Bit high. The quarter is 5.4 g.
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  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    First, welcome to CT. Second, it’s damaged but I’d like to see the reverse.
  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    It was posted ;)
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks. For some reason it didn’t show on my cell. Just the obverse is there. Both are there now. Logging out and back in sometimes does wonders.

    Definitely damaged.

    Edited to correct spelling
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2022
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  19. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Probably spent a few days stuck in a dryer.
  20. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Damaging Coins Daily

    more like a dryer/tumbler with some form of grit in it. Look at the long scratches, nicks, and pinholes on it.

    the obverse too

    of course, most of the long scraps seem to be uni-directional.
    and is the rim edge worn off on the obverse ?

    someone really destroyed that quarter
  21. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    A road kill coin has sharp blunt force trauma/damage on the surface that was face down when ran over. The coin the op posted has more of a damage consistent with sliding around metal to metal, such as in a dryer.

    Here’s a tragic example I picked up just this week during an evening walk around town. Found it tails up.

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