I was wondering this weird dime is worth anything

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by martinbmolina, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. martinbmolina

    martinbmolina New Member

    I have had this dime for a few years now and I was wondering if it is worth anything or what it is. This dime is smaller than a average dime and has a copper ring around it. Please let me know. Thanks.
     

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  3. ziggy9

    ziggy9 *NEC SPERNO NEC TIMEO* Supporter

    it spent a long time rolling around in a commercial clothes dryer.

    Richard
     
  4. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    Ditto. Dryer coin.
     
  5. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    It is worth exactly, $.10 ;)
     
  6. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    :welcome: to CT! Sorry, not worth alot. Nice find, though! Keep on searching
     
  7. theknibbs

    theknibbs New Member

    Someone has got to explain this dryer coin to me, are you saying from bouncing around in a dryer the edges are mashed down?? If so that is not the case.
     
  8. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Dryer coin... seen it MANY times.
     
  9. theknibbs

    theknibbs New Member

    Ok so i have a nickel with the same thing. Only i can pinch my nickel and spin the brass ring around the nickel. The bezel isnt attached to the coin. Still a dryer coin?
     
  10. Hamhawk

    Hamhawk Member

    It took me a while to believe people that a dryer could do this to a coin, but it happens. What happens is the as the coin spins in the dryer (usualy a large industrial one, I'v never seen it happen with any coins in my dryer at home). It rolls on its edge and is bumped over and over again, the resulting damage looks like the coin above with a rounded edge. Almost like someone added some sort of extra material, but it's a result of continuously being banged and rolled on it's side. If you drop a coin on it's side you can't dent it, so it only makes sense that if you do it often enough the damage will become sort of uniform.

    Similar damage can be caused by a hammer or heavy spoon. People do it someimes to make rings out of silver coins. I believe it was originaly sailors in the navy who started spooning coins as a way to pass time, but please don't quote me on that. There are some excellent posts on here about spooning if you search for it. As for your nickle, some one tried to turn it into a good luck charm or pendant, I can't see any way that could be a mint error.
     
  11. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    No, apparently your nickel has had a bezel put on it, most likely to be suspended from a necklace, bracelet or the like.
     
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  12. Lizzyb0903

    Lizzyb0903 New Member

     
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  13. Lizzyb0903

    Lizzyb0903 New Member

    I have several would like to know also what they are worth. Small dimes with raised copper ring help
     
  14. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    To get the best possible response, start a thread and include a photo of the coin. More often than not there is a simple explanation to these things. I personally “spooned” many coins myself as a youngster. Tap the edges of a coin over and over with a spoon and it raises the rim. Or a coin can get caught in a commercial dryer and spend a year rolling and raising the edge.... In the end though it is all speculation without a photo. Welcome to CT!
     
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  15. sergeant

    sergeant Not a Member

    I made a bunch of those in 5th grade...
     
  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I also thought spooner. Earlier in the thread (7 years ago) they were all saying dryer coin. But those have mushy details both sides and no raised rims. It's worth 10 cents if you can turn it in as a mutilated coin.
     
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