Purposely Ruined Coins

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by tommyc03, Nov 27, 2022.

  1. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

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  3. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    This was a gift, It was very hard for me to fake delight when receiving a thing like this.
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  4. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Student/Collector Supporter

    I have a full P and D state quarters in 24k gold that my grandfather found and gave me. Probably bought from TV.
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  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    I possess 1 colored coin. An Australian 25 c Silver bullion. Obverse is reverse proof and reverse is themed for Halloween. I won it here on CT. It is so different I actually like it.
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  6. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    @expat your example is released like that by the Perth Mint (they apply the colorization process) as opposed to the two Silver Eagles being done privately by resellers.
  7. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    I just realised through your reply, I posted this in the wrong thread. Apologies to OP
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  8. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Oh dear, the realm of colorized coins. I'm guilty.......

  9. ewomack

    ewomack 魚の下着

    I possess no colorized coins, mostly because I honestly just don't like them. It seems very hard for them not to cross the line directly into "tacky." Canada had a few subtlety colorized coins in circulation (including one with a glow in the dark patch) and those were fun and actually looked pretty good as well, but when coloring goes too far, such as some of the examples posted here, I pretty much recoil and try to suppress a gag reflex.

    As far as intentionally ruined coins go, this one definitely qualifies, though I don't think it's quite what this thread had in mind.

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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

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    A matched pair of 1891 5 cent Vickies ea h a variety.
    A 1829 very rare die marriage former Jewelry item
    A 1861 proof 3 cent silver holed low mintage and survival rate
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  11. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    I've got a ton of them . . . .


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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

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  16. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

  17. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    How bout a 3some :D Irradiated Dimes _0001.jpg
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  18. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Proof Trade Dollar. Likely the only one that'll ever pass through my hands.


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  19. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    Stewart Blay once told me there is a reason he does not sculpt in colors.

    (BTW, I miss him already).
  20. BurrosCoins

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  21. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast


    If not for the hole, this one wouldn't have cost only eight bucks.

    Shouldn't be too hard to tell what it is...
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