Overly struck penny worth anything?

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First post on coin forum. Dug this memorial cent recently. Can't remember ever holding a coin with this much of a raised rim. Pretty sure it was stamped like it is at the mint. The reverse rim is slightly higher than on the obverse. Is this type of strike rare and any idea as to how this type of strike happened? Is it worth more than a cent? Thanks for looking.
 

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Could also be a dryer coin or less commonly a spooned coin. Previously been caught in a commercial dryer or other machine where it has rolled around impacting the edges merging the rim and edge. Worth only face. PMD.
 
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You can make these by tapping on the rim of the coin with a spoon or other metal object.
 
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Hunter you may be right though I doubt it was from dryer. The rim is smooth with no flats. Could a spooned coin be made almost perfectly round? Diameter measures 18.54-18.57mm. Several non-dug pre-82' memorials measured somewhere between 18.98-19.07mm. All of the cents measured varied at least .02 mm in roundness, most more than that.

This may help. Coin weighs 3.0g. Other pre 82' memorials varied between 3.0-3.3g.
 
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Definitely some sort of post mint damage, no way to say exactly what happened to it though.
 

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Hunter you may be right though I doubt it was from dryer. The rim is smooth with no flats. Could a spooned coin be made almost perfectly round? Diameter measures 18.54-18.57mm. Several non-dug pre-82' memorials measured somewhere between 18.98-19.07mm. All of the cents measured varied at least .02 mm in roundness, most more than that.

This may help. Coin weighs 3.0g. Other pre 82' memorials varied between 3.0-3.3g.

A dryer coin should be round with no flat sides. This definitely happened after it left the mint.w
 
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You've seen an example like this and know it was caused by a dryer?
 
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Rim pics

All the pics have the obverse facing up. First pic is from above Lincoln's head then worked around the coin. Perhaps the pics will help determine how the rim was formed.
 

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Concensus is that the rim was formed post mint. Question is how it came to be as it is with no flats or dings in the rim and still nearly prefectly round. Some are in the dryer camp others in the spooning camp. If it was spooned, someone with patience and talent was able to keep it accurately round. If somehow it was done by a dryer, I would love to see an example. There's also the possibility something else happened. Thanks all for the input.
 

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"There's also the possibility something else happened"

Agreed. however, whatever happened to it happened AFTER it left the mint.
 

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This is a dryer coin. I’ve seen quite a few. You can tell by the way the edges are starting to roll outwards, toward the face of the coin.
 
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The term “dryer coin” is generic in nature, and refers to coins that have resided in machines that force the coin to either spin, roll, or slide for an extended period of time. My washer catches coins between the wash plate and wash tub. There are several there now. If any damage, they will still be called “dryer coins”.

Time for more coffee.
 

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