What happened 5o this 1996 penny it's shaped like a bowl

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Ruthlankford68, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Ruthlankford68

    Ruthlankford68 Active Member

    I've always been curious about this one for some reason. It's shaped almost perfectly like a bowl. And it's black. I put it up beside another penny so u can see the difference is size or atleast an appearance of difference.
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  3. Ruthlankford68

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  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's just a damaged coin.
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  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  6. Ruthlankford68

    Ruthlankford68 Active Member

    Thank you. I knew it wasn't of value I'm just curious as to how or what could have caused this because even though it's bowed the numbers and letters aren't stretched or bigger or anything like that.
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  7. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Could have been caused by heat.
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Only the very bored person who bent it would know exactly how that occurred. But it is DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged.. Shape and color.
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  9. Ruthlankford68

    Ruthlankford68 Active Member

    And it may not be the person who bent it who is bored. Lol. I think I am very bored to pull out this coin and find out what my bored self is curious about and occasionally wondered.
  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    This is a kit that folks use to make jewelry.
  11. Ruthlankford68

    Ruthlankford68 Active Member

    Thank you. That looks like what happened to this coin.
  12. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    Or they could have placed under the uneven leg of the coffee table for several years :)
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  13. Ruthlankford68

    Ruthlankford68 Active Member

    I didn't think of that either. I've had a few suggestions. Opened my mind up and helped me broaden possibilities. At first I thought maybe where they make the coins that possibly the machine that gives the pattern for the rest of the coins made to go by might have something like this I mean stranger things have happened since there wasn't any stretching of letters and numbers from the misshape. Thought ppl would think it was a stupid question but I decided to ask anyhow. Thanks everyone.
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