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Coinage under duress: post photos of BB, bullet, or buckshot targets

FrazFraz Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

Let us see the coins in your possession that someone has aimed at, pulled the trigger on, and hit with a projectile.
We can discuss things like: BB or buckshot, manual or CO2, gauge and caliber, lead or steel, accuracy, and commiserate about the wrong done.
Don’t go out and shoot up your own coins; the only exception being an ASE with a 22.

This guy was a deadeye with a Daisy:


  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 4,995 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This old 1764 Portugal coin has two indentations in it.

    Portugal 10 reis 1764 with two indentations
    Copper, 33 mm, 11.02 gm

    These coins circulated in the American colonies.
    What caused the indentations and when?


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  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Let’s say a blunderbuss did that, a Portuguese naval dragon, to boot.

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Boy, this a dud.

  • WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry, this is the worst ive got and it could just as easily have been a punch of some sort...
    Talking about the significant dent in front of Liberty's nose

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  • PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 25, 2022 12:58PM

    I don't have any coins that have been fired at but I do have an Ike that was run over by a train.

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hey, us too. Train penny and by the looks, I’d say copper 😉🙀🦫
    Tracks run through edge of town. We used to have a set penny- quarter. Any bigger gets touchy

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    edited July 25, 2022 4:31PM

    Removed...not in my possession.

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    Let me get back to you after I take the 41 magnum to a silver eagle.

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  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s rather magnificent velocity there captn’ on That Nickel. 😉🙀🦫

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dang! Holedandcreative is the right username. I was expecting BBed pennies. Post any damaged coin that you want, but down the road I want to start a thread on coins that people went to a lot of trouble and through a lot of time to mutilate. We’ll see.

  • LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would never dream of shooting a hole in a coin. However, from 75' with a Colt 1911 Gov't Model, Series 70 Mark IV...

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  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lord Marcovan would love this post.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not have any 'shot' coins... I stick to targets, with the occasional water jug or melon (for dramatic demonstration purposes). Cheers, RickO

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 26, 2022 5:36AM

    I shoot at metal targets in my yard with a Red Ryder or a Daisy model 25 pump. I like the pump more than the cock. I haven’t shot a coin. Good stuff, keep ’em coming.

    A 2019 W reverse proof Lincoln would be a good target.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I seem to recall a post about Annie Oakley shot coin souvenirs. Peace Roy

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  • lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,311 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    I do not have any 'shot' coins... I stick to targets, with the occasional water jug or melon (for dramatic demonstration purposes). Cheers, RickO

    A couple of friends from years ago shot a large can of peas with some higher powered rifle (don't recall what). I was not there but one fired the shot and the other recorded it on a phone. Saw the phone video and it was a dramatic demonstration. Peas went all over. Give it a try. :)

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  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice photos, too. There’s some trauma up there. We have first person documentation of a pellet strike. Can you get lead pellets yet?
    Here is an interesting pairing with yours, cmerlo:

    All you’ are saying is give peas a try?

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,219 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 26, 2022 4:37PM

    @Fraz said:

    All you’ are saying is give peas a try?

    Or, give peas a chance? :p

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    edited July 26, 2022 6:26PM
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