What would this be classified as?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Floydz09, Feb 20, 2021.


Anyone know what this is?

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  1. Floydz09

    Floydz09 New Member

    This is way thin weight is 1.74 I can't find anything that looks like it

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  3. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Looks like acid damage
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  4. Floydz09

    Floydz09 New Member

    That's what I was wondering but it's the same size as a dime and has the ridges like a dime. But yeah I have no clue
  5. Kurisu

    Kurisu Supporter! Supporter

    Possibly shrunken via high voltage...
    I'm guessing the ridges you mention on the edge don't look even and nice like a dime.
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  6. Floydz09

    Floydz09 New Member

    They are pretty even actually just really lite. I'll try and get a pic
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  7. Floydz09

    Floydz09 New Member

    That's the edge

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  8. Kurisu

    Kurisu Supporter! Supporter

    May have been sitting inside a coil of sorts and blasted with thousands of volts... probably on purpose.
    I'm guessing what you're seeing there is the actual pattern from high voltage and some melting as well... There are YouTube videos of people shrinking coins with electricity...
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  9. Floydz09

    Floydz09 New Member

    Ok thanks for the info
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  11. JPD3

    JPD3 Well-Known Member

    Do the 'ridges' resemble small file marks maybe? I had a friend in high school shop class that altered a nickel to make a charm necklace. He cut away most everything around Jefferson's head. With a hobby saw that had a reciprocating filing attachment, he struck the edge circumference and produced small vertical cuts like reeds on it. The charm eventually looked like this:
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  12. Kurisu

    Kurisu Supporter! Supporter

    OP said it was the size of a dime...so that wouldn't shrink it...If you entirely remove the rim of a penny is it the same size as a dime?
    Maybe I'm thinking too hard lol!

    but may have gotten some acid on it after electrocuting it...because why the heck not lol!!! Or again...too much thinking at my bed time lol!
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  13. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    What's with the 1980's and Acid . Wasn't that a '60's thing it was ?? th.jpg
  14. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Go to bed! :)
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  15. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    Tesla coil demonstration, maybe?
  16. Sley

    Sley Active Member

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  17. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Well-Known Member

    Never saw a Lincoln that looked like this. Interesting but still worth 1 cent.
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  19. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    PMD, or as @paddyman98 would say, "DEFDAM". The what happened and why will remain a mystery unless you know the person that did it.
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  20. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Yes, PMD. Unique look, a good conversation piece for who-done-it...
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  21. Steve Shupe

    Steve Shupe Member

    This looks as if the coin was sitting flat on the reverse and then the Obverse was shot peened. the surface and edge are covered in round looking divots, as if the coin was intentionally played with. Not a mint produced surface.
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