Is this a dryer coin?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by H8_modern, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I know this isn’t an error but figured you guys would know best what kind of damage this is.



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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Dipped in acid for a while?
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  4. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    Severe heat exposure is my best guess...
    I guess it would definitely be severe heat exposure if it went through the dryer lol
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2021
  5. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow thinks it was wire wheeled.
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  6. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I think all three above me are good guesses. I would go with acid, since it best explains, to me, overall look of coins. The pitting would be caused by different concentrations of different metals in the flan reacting differently, (nickel usually doesn't react with acid as much as copper).
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  7. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Think of a dryer like a big tumbler with heat. The edges would be knocked in if this were dryer damage. A strong acid did this, the edges kept their shape.
  8. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime New Member

    [Edited due to hindsight of possible misuse]
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2021
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  9. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    "sandblasted" in my opinion, but the coarse paint and rust stripping kind, not the fine polishing and ready to paint one.
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  10. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Do not disagree, which is why I said usually. All of the different acids and bases can behave differently but was simply talking about on average the relative reactiveness of the two metals. You see this a lot with things like gold treasure coins, any non-gold particles on the surface will react to the seawater, leaving holes in the surface.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2021
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  11. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    No. I don't think it's a dryer coin. Dryer coins usually have a lot more material missing with damage that is quite different than what your coin shows.

    Here's what dryer coin damage usually looks like:

    Dryer Damage.JPG
  12. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    The quarter could have also been sand blasted. When I was a kid, I got ahold of a sand blaster and needless to say, one of the things we tried it on first was a coin. Turned out pretty much like what the OP posted.
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  13. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime New Member

    You know in hindsight maybe I should remove my previous comment. It really is always 20/20.
  14. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I removed it from my reply as well sir if you want it gone.
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