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  1. #1
    nickname: Eagle Four-Eyes

    Apr 2012
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    Same coin, different thought.

    After all the laughter died down, I started wondering. I just plain assumed that this was just a poor ole nickel that met up with a lawnmower blade. But, anyone think there's any possibility that this was made this way? The cut seems awfully clean and not like it was pinched in some sort of cutter.

    Maybe someone made change? LOL

    Anyway, any thoughts welcomed.
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    Last edited by WHADIFIND; Jul 14, 2012 at 12:19 AM.
    I have to take my detector out for a walk every now & then. If I don't, it starts leaving little piles of pull tabs all over the house!! HH! Everybody!

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    Jul 2012
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    Have a look at the corners of the straight edge, does it look like they are marks a blade could make as it sliced into the beveled edge of the rim?

  3. #3
    nickname: Eagle Four-Eyes

    Apr 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaser View Post
    Have a look at the corners of the straight edge, does it look like they are marks a blade could make as it sliced into the beveled edge of the rim?
    Well, honestly, I can't tell. The overall patina seems to be consistent though. Even the cut.

    Your guess would probably be better than mine.

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    I have to take my detector out for a walk every now & then. If I don't, it starts leaving little piles of pull tabs all over the house!! HH! Everybody!

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    Jul 2012
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    Well there are some prank coins. It might be one of those

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2011
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    Definitely cut intentionally from the looks of it. We will never know the story behind it I'm sure.
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

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    Jun 2012
    Cackalacky
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    Extremely simple answer - it is a screwdriver

    Since it was found at a school, it might have been made by a janitor who used it for changing toilet paper in an early version of the ubiquitous tamper proof TP dispenser. From what I recall, the latches looked a little like a wide screw with the center drilled out and required a very wide blade.

    Perhaps it belonged to a groundskeeper who was tired of carrying a full sized screwdriver around when using a mower that needed to be tweaked on a regular basis.

    Maybe a cash starved math or economics teacher realized that while a screwdriver costs a dollar, a nickel only costs five cents.

    Or it might have belonged to a mischievous kid who didn't want to get caught with a screwdriver when the teacher's desk or chair fell apart.
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    us
    May 2010
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    looks like it was grinded

  8. #8

    Jul 2012
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    Is the straight edge flush?

    Not only straight but at right angles?

    There is cross grain scars?

 

 

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