Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by longarm, Jun 9, 2017.
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@paddyman98 you should check this out.
I did look at it. Weird.
But I think it's just some strange soldering experiment. Struck through would be mainly into and below the surface.
I disagree on the Die Crack.. They aren't.
Back in the day, before all the modern do-dads in the coin op mechs. when working in an arcade most would drill a hole in the edge of the coin, and solder a spring wire commonly called piano wire at the hobby stores. As it wouldn't break as often as a copper wire of that small of dia would. When it was used for a free play, or the machine didn't give the patron his moneys worth of play. The idea I was told kept losses down. As you would hand off the drops to the next floor person, and not forget to give back the pocket of change back to the cage/change teller.I think I still have some around here from the good ole days will have to hunt them up and photo them.
@Fred Weinberg or @physics-fan3.14 thinks.
This probably the best explanation in my eyes.
A highly charged wire
I'm also having trouble seeing a wire and was thinking a deep cut with displaced metal as well. Over time and circulation, the displaced metal was worn down, leaving some flattened areas. The numerals in the date are going to take most of the wear, so that's where the metal is flattened the most.
The bright areas in the pic could be a reflection caused by the photo. In addition, I don't see any solder remnants or heat staining. If the flattened areas on top of the date is left over solder, then the person must have been a talented craftsman to use such a miniscule amount.
And if there is a wire on the coin, forget I posted this
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