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Dryer Coins Explained With Image Gallery, Many Pictured, Some Extreme

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 Posted 06/26/2018  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DeputyMax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one that was found in a dryer by a friend at a laundromat. I'm sure it wasn't in the dryer for all those years and why anybody would carry a dime this old in their pocket in the first place is beyond me, but it's now part of my collection.

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 Posted 06/27/2019  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Added these images to my educational files. Thanks Earle42



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 Posted 06/28/2019  01:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Glad they can be used. Now that they are in your files more people will likely be seeing them them

BTW - I the icon you designed for crediting me in the pics! I remember once seeing an old post somewhere showing all of them for the different members.
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 Posted 06/28/2019  03:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Explains why so few dryer coins are found in Australia.
Australia has very few corporate, common use, public laundromats.
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 Posted 06/28/2019  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@sel:
Plus most people likely don't rip apart their own dryers when they quit working. Also, outer tubs in consumer dryers nowadays, I think, are plastic as opposed to when everything was metal. Hence the coins rim would not readily be disfigured as when a coin hit inside on a metal tub.
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 Posted 01/04/2020  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TwistedTrader to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
LOL that is quite an extensive collection Earle42. I get a chuckle out of badly damaged coins. These... LOL
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 Posted 01/04/2020  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These al used to sit in a jar on my grandfather's workbench. When he was fixing his machines and found one, into the jar it went. I am glad he saved them all as they remind me of him.
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 Posted 01/10/2020  2:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add koinpro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice post! I've been arguing with folks for nearly 20 years that these are NOT the result of somebody starting to make a ring and not finishing it. A friend of mine that owned a commercial laundry told me where they came from many years ago. Another cause that is similar but not exactly the same that was reported to me came from the late great Lonesome John Devine who told me of finding something similar in a washing machine water pump he was repairing plus they get stuck under the agitator of some top loading home washing machines and really get scraped up but not the same effect as shown here.
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 Posted 01/10/2020  3:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add koinpro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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What are the chanced of me being able to use those images in an article?
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 Posted 01/10/2020  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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under the agitator of some top loading home washing machines and really get scraped up but not the same effect as shown here.


I have first hand experience with this. Pulled it out of my own washer. It wasn't easy, had to really yank on it with pliers. Made a racket through the entire house too.


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 Posted 01/10/2020  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add koinpro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a good one Bobby! That's along the lines of what I saw come from under an agitator. :)
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 Posted 01/12/2020  12:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What are the chanced of me being able to use those images in an article?

Go ahead and use anything of mine you want. I do not know if you want provenance for them or not, but they all came from the Corbett Laundromats - one in Fairview, PA, and two in Erie, PA spanning the years from the late 1950s to the late 1980s.

If you do write the article, I would appreciate seeing it when done.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  06:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yesterday a friend let me search his saved-up change he kept in a glass fish dish, a big pile of change. I lined/covered a baking sheet with a canvas bank bag & dumped the change onto it, spread it out & spotted this right away:




a nice 1999 washington dryer quarter/new jersey

there are a couple places around the coin where there is still just a faint hint of reeding lingering on a lighted edge.. but it is smooth all the way around.

it is just slightly smaller in diameter than a normal quarter and the new rim is just a tad taller on the reverse than the obverse, I can easily feel the difference. if you look carefully at the rim shadows in the obv & rev pix you can see it.

pretty cool, my first dryer coin find.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  07:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The wiped out reeding is amazing!
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