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 Posted 07/09/2018  2:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add NomadDog to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My wife gave me a bag of change from her purse and this was in the mix. Any ideas or help, I'm new to this.

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 Posted 07/09/2018  4:09 pm  Show Profile   Check BadDog's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadDog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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To me, it looks like someone filed off the obverse of the coin for some reason. If so, there's no value to the coin. Not even the 25 cents unless you turn it in as damaged for replacement, which is more hassle than it's worth.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ND, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree that your coin has been damaged--more specifically, one side has been filed. This is definitely a spender unless you want to keep it because of it looks kinda cool.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antmark3d to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some damage you got there! =)
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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NomadDog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Although fileing seems to be an obvious possibility, if you take note of the marks they all originate from center as if it was stuck in a machine and ground off over time. This is where I wonder if possibly it happened in the mint. I just can’t place any machine in the real world that could do this to a coin, that’s where I’m looking for similarities.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It has been damaged with a spinning wire brush. Absolutely not a mint error.

Crazyb0 has pictures of the process of a coin being damaged like this.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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This is where I wonder if possibly it happened in the mint.


There is absolutely zero US Mint process which will produce the result seen on your coin - and several post-mint processes which will get the job done.

As politely suggested above - your coin is post-mint damaged and worth 25 cents - but albeit a nice curiosity.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Check Adam_E's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin was altered post mint, any rotating file could do this, for example a circular sander. I'm pretty sure you can do this on a lathe too.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh well.



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 Posted 07/09/2018  9:35 pm  Show Profile   Check Errors and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errors and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not an error. It's Post Strike Damage (it happened after it left the U.S. Mint). It absolutely impossible for this to happen at the U.S. Mint. It HAS been damaged by a spinning wire brush as stated by SilverDollar2017.
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