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Is this a "dryer coin" and how exactly can this happen?

Ive seen pics of a few but they didn't exactly look like this one. How the heck can this happen to a coin?? I mean ive seen several theories like bouncing inside a dryer to getting caught inside and rolled around the rim. I guess I can see both ways but what does the community think these are???

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That has to be PMD.

    Often times it's only possible to speculate how it happened, but that doesn't change the fact that it could not have happened at the mint.

    Your coin was essentially "spooned", either literally by someone who kept tapping the edge, or figuratively by going round and round in some kind of machine.

    The raised edge then got folded over and flattened down on both sides.

    That's my opinion, anyway.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2024 12:03PM Answer ✓

    That is an extreme case of a dryer coin.
    It does not bounce around in the tub that you put the clothes in, it gets caught between the outer and inner drum
    which spins it around. If it is caught in there for any great length of time, then what you have is the result.
    Here is a photo of another extreme dryer coin

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2024 8:09AM Answer ✓

    There were actually three forces in action, either all at once or separately.

    First, the edge was tapped or repeatedly hit/spun to create the raised rim, then the rim was folded over, and finally it was tapped down against the obverse and reverse.

    Manually, you can imagine the three steps, but there may have been a dynamic in play where all three essentially happened at once. And, for example, once the rim was folded over originally, it might have just continued expanding outward into the obverse/reverse as the spinning continued.


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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,538 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is the diameter smaler? Is the weight okay?
    bob :)

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Kind of looks like it has been spooned and the resultant metal overlapped the edges and partially covered the fonts. I have never seen such a thing happen, but that's my take on it.

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,043 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a cool one for sure.

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    weight is 4,73 and it is a bit smaller in size and thickness

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    Its like the metal melts, I know friction makes heat but enough to melt it?? or I guess fold it?

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