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 Posted 07/05/2020  7:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ibuildstuff to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, I've recently gotten into looking for coin errors and I've found a very odd nickel, and I can't figure out what type of error it is. It's slightly smaller than a normal nickel, has a much thicker edge than normal, and a very pronounced ridge on the outside of the faces. The date is partially cut off, and I can only read the first, second, and fourth digits, which are 1, 9, and 4. The third could be a 6 or an 8.





This one is a picture of the rim, to give you an idea of the shape of it:




Edit: I put it next to a nickel from around the same year, and measured the difference in diameters. This nickel is only smaller in diameter than normal by about half a millimeter.
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 Posted 07/05/2020  7:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ibs, first welcome to CCF. Second, it looks like a washer dryer coin to me.

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 Posted 07/05/2020  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is called a dryer coin. It went for a long spin in a commercial drier. We see these a lot:

The longer the ride, the more damage is done:



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 Posted 07/05/2020  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ibuildstuff to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, okay, thanks. I was thinking it could have been damage, but I couldn't think of anything that could have done that. I had no idea a washing machine could do something like that to a coin. I wonder, how many times would this thing have had to smash into the bottom of the washer for it to look like this?
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 Posted 07/05/2020  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dryer.

happens a lot.


They are left in there until someone sees them and picks them up. Could be hours/days/weeks? Who knows.
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 07/05/2020  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also, google 'spooned coins'.
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 Posted 07/05/2020  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First,

Now that you have the answer, it might be worth keeping it as a novelty item. It's a fun discussion starter!

Keep bringing your finds and questions to these boards. It's a great learning experience.
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 Posted 07/05/2020  10:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Become a collector of dryer coins. Fun to collect!
Just never spend money on buying them.
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 Posted 07/06/2020  05:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF ibuildstuff. What do you build? I agree that it is a dryer coin.
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