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.
bobby131313, you just solved a mystery for me.
i noticed this thread got a bump, so I read all the recent posts, plus I worked back, looking at all the pix.
the bobby131313 quote above was posted with a pic of a badly damaged coin from january 10 last year. interestingly, I posted a dryer quarter january 28 last year, and despite my having read that entire thread this somehow did not click until today.
seeing those pix jogged my memory; I had a coin that looked like that & I couldn't understand the damage, but I never posted it here:
i found (what's left of) this quarter on a window ledge outside a laundromat in august last year. I didn't understand the damage & I didn't put together that I had scored a machine-damaged coin, despite finding it where I did. the markings on the reverse look very much like the markings on the coin bobby131313 posted along with the above quote. I'm not sure if I still have the quarter; I might... but I'm glad I grabbed pix of it. now I understand what I found.
dunno why I didn't notice it sooner.
i think I determined the quarter was a south carolina Statehood Quarter
by the very few remaining clues on the reverse.
Edited by MrPink2018
01/12/2021 1:35 pm