Strange ridgeline on all devices 1986 D lmc

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  1. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    Is this extreme die deterioration ? I normally would not
    put this many photos with a post but wanted to show the
    effect on the total coin. Thank you for any responses this
    may get...…...Martha Lynn WIN_20200128_19_45_46_Pro.jpg WIN_20200128_19_46_21_Pro.jpg WIN_20200128_19_47_14_Pro.jpg WIN_20200128_19_47_32_Pro.jpg WIN_20200128_19_49_03_Pro.jpg WIN_20200128_19_49_35_Pro.jpg WIN_20200128_19_50_25_Pro.jpg WIN_20200128_19_53_43_Pro.jpg WIN_20200128_19_54_59_Pro.jpg WIN_20200128_19_56_37_Pro.jpg
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  3. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Looks a dryer coin or some type of similar damage. It didn't leave the mint looking like that
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  4. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    That's about as bad as I've seen.
  5. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    @paddyman98....He'll get to the bottom of things, :)

    Killer closeups Martha. :)
  6. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    Thank you for the compliment on close ups
    Green 18
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  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Wow, beaten to heck and gone.
  8. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    Really a nice sample!! I would call it extreme die deterioration. Or the coin pressures when struck were out of tolerances. To me that is a very special find. It also shows some PMD as in abrasions. Over the word "UNITED" appears a fold-over which is also seen over most of the rim lettering! Distinctive! Anybody else seen such a coin??
    OH, and great close ups!! What kind of a camera have ye? However, as an after thought, are the underlying "blobs" of each letter and number a silver color, are the neater upper letters regular copper color? Hard to tell in your photos.
    Gary in Washington
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2020
  9. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    Ok, what is a dryer coin? Do you mean left in a clothes dryer? If so, the clothes should have caught fire at 1200°! Please inform me.
    Gary in Washington
  10. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    The camera I use is Plugable Technologies
    USB 2.0 digital microscope. Takes photos or
    video. $35.00 , no shipping charge. I'm
    happy with it, especially for the price.
  11. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    Gary. The blobs on the over run above the letters are more brassy looking than silver.
  12. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Hello Martha,
    Young lady you have one butt-ugly, but VERY INTERESTING cent.
    Congrats on your find &
    Keep on, keeping on.
    Addendum: Nice work with your USB digital microscope.
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    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

  14. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    Thank you very much Mr. J.T. Parker
  15. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    A dryer coin refers to coin that gets stuck between the rotating drum and stationary outer drum of a dryer. It 's the tumbing, not the heat that causes the damage.

    I suppose any environment where a coin tumbles and hits larger objects could have the same effect. Here is a link from error-ref that provides some detail.

    There some good diagrams in the CT archives and @paddyman98 has even posted pics of some coins he received from a laundry repairman.

    If you look at the OPs coin, you can see some of the folding over of the rim into the the tops of the letters and the other letters a flattened in all directions. Also note that the rims and some high points appear silvery, and if the picture color is accurate that could indicate missing plating (from tumbling). That's why I believe the coin is damaged.

    Hope this explanation helps
  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

  17. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

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  18. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    You are very welcome Ms. Martha Lynn.
    It’s very nice having lady collectors apart of this “August “ group.
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