Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Does Anyone Know How A Obervse Of A Coin Gets Reeded?

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 9 / Views: 493Next Topic  
Valued Member

103 Posts
 Posted 04/02/2020  11:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SeanGon to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello I am just wondering if anyone knows how a coins face can get the reeded edge of another coin on it ? I cant find the information anywhere.

Thank you in advance,

Regards-

Sean
Pillar of the Community
United States
3194 Posts
 Posted 04/02/2020  11:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think your talking about what we call "bag marks" they happen when another coins reeded edge hits it.
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
3394 Posts
 Posted 04/02/2020  11:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Banged around in the bag.
-----Burton
46 year / Life ANA member (joined 12/1/1973)
Life member: Numismatics International, CONECA
Member: TNA, FtWCC, NETCC
Owned by four cats and a wife of 35 years (joined 1983)
Valued Member
103 Posts
 Posted 04/02/2020  11:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SeanGon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow that's alot of force, was just curious how my frankenquarter got the stitches is all thanks so much all
Bedrock of the Community
Australia
16994 Posts
 Posted 04/03/2020  02:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Although they are called 'bag marks', they are not really that.

When a freshly minted coin is automatically ejected from a coining press, it drops through a metre or more, onto a pile of also freshly minted coins.

The fall provides the force required to cause milling marks to be stamped onto a coin at the bottom of the drop.

That is the reason why business strike coins without any bag marks at all, are so scarce.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
13442 Posts
 Posted 04/03/2020  08:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm, your referring to what some call ''Railroad tracks'' . As mention above that's what causes it . If it's a strong hit it can really put the kibosh on your coin .
Proud Member of The Black Sheep Squadron !
Pillar of the Community
United States
841 Posts
 Posted 04/03/2020  08:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All of the above, plus, coins get jostled quite a bit while being transported. Imagine being a freshly minted, unfortunate quarter near the bottom a large bin of thousands and thousands of other fresh quarters (all that weight!). That bin taking a ride on a forklift, the bin being loaded on semi trucks and bouncing along to the Federal Reserve. Then being distributed to commercial coin service providers (Loomis, etc.). Being dumped mercilessly into the hopper where large rolling machines wrap the coins. Lots of jostling.
Forum Dad
Learn More...
United States
20503 Posts
 Posted 04/03/2020  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Wow that's alot of force


This is a quarter ballistic bag, it holds 50K worth of quarters weighing thousands of pounds.

Valued Member
United States
286 Posts
 Posted 04/03/2020  12:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yup! one quarter weighs 5.67 gms.

so 1,000 quarters ($250.00) weigh 5,670 gms, or 12.5 lbs.

4,000 quarters ($1,000.00) weighs 50 lbs.

Therefore, $50,000.00 in quarters (one ballistic bag or 200,000 quarters) weighs 2,500 lbs.
Bedrock of the Community
United States
16534 Posts
 Posted 04/03/2020  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is a second way to get "reeds" on the face of a coin but it is much rarer. Sometimes a coin is struck with enough excessive force to create a high rim fin. If this fin gets sheared off, and it is from a reeded edge coin that sheared fin can get struck into another coin producing struck through reeding.
Gary Schmidt
Edited by Conder101
04/03/2020 8:39 pm
  Previous TopicReplies: 9 / Views: 493Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Coin Community Member eBay Sales

Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.58 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05