Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by lackluster, Jun 24, 2010.
Any info would be apprieciated.
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The statehood quarters could be identified by year, but say Kennedy half dollars could not, so the year was not listed.
There was enough design element left on the coin to determine statehood and release date.
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Errrrr . . . a waffle coin is a coin that is mutilated, not a die.
Errrrr . . . Okay!
Now with waffling they are just scrap metal and the security measures are no longer needed. This results in a big savings for the Mint.
Now this scrap metal is offered for sal by the mint and it is usually purchased by the strip manufacturerers but it can be purchased by other metal recylers as well. Once it is purchased and they take possession of the scrap it belongs to them and they can do what ever they want with it. In some cases people have bought some of these waffled coins, they have had the coins slabbed and they offer them for sale.
Now you know about waffled coins
And before you think about making your own, the company that manufactures the waffler provides a different "crush pattern" to each purchaser so it would be possible to determine whether or not a coin was actually waffled by the mint or by someone else.
As far as making some, I can't even make a decent real waffle. I was just curious how these came about. Seems odd that the mint lets these out to be certified. I guess its similar to the shredded paper currency from the BEP>
Thanks for the information Conder =)
I always wondered how this happened and I think this is by far the best explantion that I have ever read. Even someone who is not into numismatics would be able to understand what you said and that is normally what it takes for me to get it. :goofer:
mmmmmmmmmmm waffles... that woman makes them good
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