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Rhode Island Quarter Struck On A Dime ?

 
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 Posted 01/24/2022  1:09 pm Show Profile   Check twohawks's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add twohawks to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this thing in one of the junk boxes of modern world coins. It glues or something on the reverse this is struck and is not machined. This thing is 2.8 Grams and I see no reeding.

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 Posted 01/24/2022  1:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is PMD
The obverse has been removed and the rims have been milled off.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agreed with PMD.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a manufactured "error" to me. Not sure it is even worth 25 cents anymore.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe the start of a love token?
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 Posted 01/24/2022  4:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like one side of a Magician's coin. Diameter and thickness have been reduced to allow it to fit into the hollowed half of another quarter.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks like one side of a Magician's coin. Diameter and thickness have been reduced to allow it to fit into the hollowed half of another quarter.


I agree with this idea, and being part of a magician; coin might (note that word) also account for the discolored area. Sometimes the magicians coins are tooled to make two headed or two tailed coins. A shell and its insert are made.

Since the insert is meant to stay inside the shell, a blob of flux and solder are put between the insert and its shell. Then everything is heated to melt the solder. Somehwere around here I have one that came apart (don't know how). The mark on yours reminded me of it.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  11:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage. No value, not even 25 cents anymore.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  11:31 pm  Show Profile   Check twohawks's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add twohawks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While I "Kind of Agree" I have a single issue.

The silver area is larger than the copper under it. The scratches on the base are from me trying to scrape the glue that was holding onto a card.

The copper core is a smaller diameter and has no tooling that I can see under a loop. To mill this, you need to secure it to something, and that would leave marks I would think somewhere. The copper core being smaller that the top is an issue as well.

Now I also think something is not right, but the How and the Why is where I am at.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  11:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The copper core is a smaller diameter

This would suggest damage from an acid that ate at the copper core.
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 Posted 01/25/2022  01:40 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with that this is half of a Magician's coin. That would explain the machining and the glue/flux residue.
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