Strange Kentucky quarter...

Pwade05

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Trying to learn what this is called. I have never seen one this severe. Multiple flat spots on the face and hair. Flat spot on horse and house. Coin is thick on edges and you can see where the edges have the faint lines 17183607450312511492864820175035.jpg17183608387748263476861492641811.jpg1718360901719537626404721112519.jpg17183610058276333997756305993457.jpg17183614134504545247156479258195.jpg
 

I was going to note the lack of reeding on the edge when I got to the last pic. :laughing7:

ICBW, but this looks very much like some vids I've seen of the early stages of turning a coin into a ring(?) Flat spots may be due to hammering/flattening.

Somebody pretty much turned genuine coin of the realm into a slug. I doubt if a vending machine would accept it.
 

Lol that could be a dryer quarter. Went round & round & round in a dryer & beat the edge flat & smooth.
 

I wish my pictures were better. I feel that's not the case this time. I will update with a weight, it's light to the touch like a nickel
 

I wish my pictures were better. I feel that's not the case this time. I will update with a weight, it's light to the touch like a nickel
And the flat spot on the hair and face is to flat and smooth. Maybe these are better angles....
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And the flat spot on the hair and face is to flat and smooth. Maybe these are better angles....View attachment 2154000
Have you had the chance to weigh them? Just to see if your weights are close.

I mean it does look like someone has started a coin ring out of it though too.

In the old days when coins were silver they could make a coin ring by just using a spoon & a block of wood. Had a Ole timer once teach/show me the process.
 

The reverse looks like a poor attempt at a “hobo coin”. It appears an attempt was made to put a covered buggy behind the horse. Not very well done, if that was the goal.
 

Bottom line: IMO, this is not a mint error; the diameter and thickness are all wrong. I think it was just a clad quota that somebody messed with, whether an attempt at making a piece of jewelry, or for some other reason.
 

I used to make those rings for my girlfriends... we did it with a spoon. tap-tap-tap... it leaves a more uneven surface, I vote dryer coin and yes, post mint damage.
 

Lol that could be a dryer quarter. Went round & round & round in a dryer & beat the edge flat & smooth.
I used to make those rings for my girlfriends... we did it with a spoon. tap-tap-tap... it leaves a more uneven surface, I vote dryer coin and yes, post mint damage.


How the deuce would they stay on edge without falling flat to centrifugal force?
 

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They acknowledge some issues with this "theory".

They say it takes many cycles. What keeps the quota from falling flat between cycles? Are we to believe when a wash cycle starts, the coin jumps up on edge of its own accord? 🤨
they are laying flat, as the drum turns the coin turns sort of like a roller on the outside of the drum. I have seen on one of the forums an assortment that an appliance repairman had collected. I am sure though there are other types of machinery a coin can get caught in with similar results.
 

they are laying flat, as the drum turns the coin turns sort of like a roller on the outside of the drum. I have seen on one of the forums an assortment that an appliance repairman had collected. I am sure though there are other types of machinery a coin can get caught in with similar results.
That assortment is in the article cited above.
It acknowledges that it's only a theory.
It doesn't say what orientation the coin is in because nobody knows.

I got no stake in this; I'm just going by what was in the posted article. 🤓
 

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