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What happened to this penny?

I found this in change the other day. Is it a laminate failure? It's the size of a penny, but thick as a dime. Thanks in advance :)
Jim

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭

    It is PMD
    The surfaces have been ground off, that’s why it is thinner.

  • @morgandollar1878 said:
    It was probably caught in a washing machine.

    Really? I found older coins in my washer (and dryer) but they didn't look like that. Thanks,
    Jim

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dryer

  • JWPJWP Posts: 16,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just another shop project. Looks like someone tried to grind a pattern on it. just PMD. When CRH I have found quite a few homemade redesigns like this one. Keep it and start you own PMD collection.

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  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jgoetz4 said:

    @morgandollar1878 said:
    It was probably caught in a washing machine.

    Really? I found older coins in my washer (and dryer) but they didn't look like that. Thanks,
    Jim

    I have found several in washing machines that have looked just like the one that you have. They usually fall in the gap at the bottom of the machine for the agitator. As the agitator spins the coin rolls around in the gap and gets worn down. The longer that the coin is in that gap, the worse the coin gets damaged.

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  • jgoetz4jgoetz4 Posts: 36 ✭✭

    Thanks for all the responses. Greatly appreciated :)
    Jim

  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭

    what happened to this penny???? This it is the question? and has only one answer: Pass hard time after was deliver in the wild.

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not too healthy with the zinc exposed.

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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,407 ✭✭✭✭✭

    100% for sure washing machine coin. Zero doubt. This is exactly what happened to that coin. Got stuck in-between the drum and drum housing.

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