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1986 10 Cent-much Smaller Than Others? How Is This Possible?

 
 
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 Posted 05/19/2010  1:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add hhbkiddo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Yesterday I purchased a handful silver from a Waitress who collected all the silver she found in change. This 1986 10 cent piece, although not silver, attracted my attention.
How is this possible?
What is a contraption like this worth? If anything?

weight: 1.91 grams
diameter: 16 mm
thickness: 1.5 mm









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05/19/2010 1:37 pm
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 Posted 05/19/2010  1:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pinenut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This has all the hallmarks of a classic dryer coin. The bulbous oversized rim gives it away.
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 Posted 05/19/2010  2:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hhbkiddo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is a dryer coin? Have NO idea.
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 Posted 05/19/2010  2:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Namachieli to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
literally a coin that sit inside of a dryer and was subjected to lots of increasing and decreasing heat.
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 Posted 05/19/2010  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wd1040 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and it has been clattering in the dryer a lot, which smooths out its rim.
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 Posted 05/19/2010  3:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add biokemist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pocket change gets stuck in the fim of a commercial clothes dryer and bangs around against the steel drum for a few months until the dryer is serviced. That continual rolling banging action will mar and wear down the faces and will cause the rim to roll, giving the coin a small thick appearance.
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 Posted 05/19/2010  3:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hhbkiddo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
so, if that is a possibility, what happened to the denticles ?
and where is the rest of the metal gone from its weight to the original weight?
AND< if this is the case, WHY is the rim on the inside as smooth as on the outside?
If this coin was in a dryer, it had to be there for an extremely long time and at very high temps, which would have burned the cloth.
I am not convinced that this is what happened?
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 Posted 05/19/2010  3:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ugly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
it doesn't get trapped in the cloth, it gets trapped between the rims of the outside of the tumbler area, turned and scraped with dirt etc...

the rim has been rolled over the denticles... roll it back and see for yourself. It's not like more damage is going to reduce the value of this one.
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 Posted 05/19/2010  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jg86 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I 100% agree with everyone that it is a dryer coin. But HHB mentions that the weight is less (I believe). Do dryer coins lose weight?
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 Posted 05/19/2010  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ugly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ever fall off a motorcycle and slide down the road? You lose more than a few grams of mass. Same here, it's basically been industrially sanded.
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 Posted 05/19/2010  8:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeavesy1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would find it interesting to see any other examples of "dryer" coins. I suppose no one bothers to keep them around though. I can't wait to throw that term up at a dinner party and look really smart...or not lol.
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 Posted 05/19/2010  8:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rigoletto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I had never seen a dryer coin until I saw the posted pic. it is pretty interesting. Funny how people think of such things LOL
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 Posted 05/19/2010  8:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wontoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Did you pay spot for the silver?
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 Posted 05/20/2010  2:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add artdio to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
HHB I have a penny that looks just like it.... You want it ? at least you would have a pair of dryer coins...lol
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 Posted 05/21/2010  12:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hhbkiddo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
very funny.... thought I had a very expensive rarity... was not aware of such a thing....
my dryer can not make these, German dryers have more class.....lolololo they do not destruct coins....
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