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 Posted 02/12/2022  11:58 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
(I know what my first thought would have been if I saw the title, but this is a family site so I'll keep it to myself. LOL)

We've all seen "those" coins and instantly (usually) know it is PSD/PMD because it couldn't happen in the minting process.
(Maybe there is another thread that this one duplicates. If so please add a link to that thread since this one hopefully is more current. I couldn't find anything with the search feature.)

But.... occasionally a coin made us do a double-take as to what the heck was going on with it or what caused the damage.

I'll start off with a 1944P Lincoln Wheat cent I found recently. There appears to be a 7mm diameter bullet through it that has been filed and sanded smooth. A lot of energy went into filing it down. (Target practice or life-saving coin?)
Thanks for looking and adding any that you have found.

Sheesh! Enough already, on to the images.








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02/12/2022 12:00 pm
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 Posted 02/12/2022  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This was a roll find many years ago

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 Posted 02/12/2022  3:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Grinya to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@nss-52, do you know a nature of the scratches of the second coin?

I have a couple of similar. First is Japanese Ko-Kanei Tsuho (Mito-sen) that was used as amulet and is called Amegoi-sen (coin for asking for rain), therefor farmer made scratches (strokes) on the rim(s) imitating a rain.

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 Posted 02/12/2022  3:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Grinya to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The second is Russian 5 kopek 1833 with notches around obverse. There are different theories why they were needed, possibly for playing, religious or other purposes...
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 Posted 02/12/2022  5:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for adding some neat examples NSS52, Dave700x, and Grinya.

I just thought this thread might help people see examples of different kinds of damage to be able to differentiate between true errors and PSD. Your examples are really nice. They show the uniformity and balance to damaged coins some newer members might not have seen before.
(Humans do like symmetry in their intentional PSD. LOL)

ps. I did have one person suggest that it might be an arrow tip through the cent. Since a lot of them are tapered that could account for the diameter and the metal composition since most projectiles are lead or copper.
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 Posted 02/12/2022  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry but no, we're not going to waste gigabytes of space on the image disk with hundreds of pages af damaged coins.
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