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vpt
12-02-2010, 06:43 PM
Wife said she found it in my pants pocket while doing laundry. What happened to it?


http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5234/quarter015.jpg

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/3007/quarter016.jpg

strokersix
12-02-2010, 06:53 PM
Left running overnite in a coin counter?

danlb
12-02-2010, 06:58 PM
It looks like it delaminated.

Of course, someone might have 'faced it' in a lathe. Serious chatter marks there.

Dan

garagemark
12-02-2010, 07:03 PM
She does the laundry with pure lye?

bob_s
12-02-2010, 07:06 PM
Eroding the same way as the economy?

MotorradMike
12-02-2010, 07:13 PM
The US economy happened to that quarter.
I can only give you $CAD0.20 for it.

Tony Ennis
12-02-2010, 07:16 PM
That looks like what happens when you zap a coin with electricity, though not to THIS degree (http://www.capturedlightning.com/frames/gallery/coins5.jpg). Note the radial lines with remind me of those on the OP's quarter.

Evan
12-02-2010, 07:25 PM
Looks like it was mis-struck when made. They are worth some money in the collector market. Probably not a great deal but don't throw it out.

Another possibility is that it was lying on the road and has been scuffed along the pavement repeatedly when driven on.

squirrel
12-02-2010, 07:30 PM
The government has been out sourcing to India:D

fredf
12-02-2010, 08:43 PM
Wife said she found it in my pants pocket while doing laundry. What happened to it?

Runaway inflation!

vpt
12-02-2010, 08:54 PM
The marks are all perfectly lined up towards the center. Like it would have been in a lathe and one half was wire brushed while it spun.


http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3778/quarter006.jpg

Weston Bye
12-02-2010, 09:06 PM
Tell wife to use the gentle cycle next time.

gnm109
12-02-2010, 09:22 PM
Are you quite sure that it didn't look like that when it entered the washing machine? If that is the case, then nothing happened to it. :D

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aostling
12-02-2010, 09:47 PM
The marks are all perfectly lined up towards the center. Like it would have been in a lathe and one half was wire brushed while it spun.


That seems likely, as to how it was formed. But why would anybody go to such trouble, and not keep the quarter? We need a Hercule Poirot to solve this mystery.

Frank Ford
12-02-2010, 09:58 PM
Eh, it could be the product of a home machinist who was practicing milling the backs off quarters to glue two together to make a two-headed coin. I understand it's fun for some folk. . .

aostling
12-02-2010, 10:05 PM
Fess up, VPT. You did it yourself.

gary350
12-02-2010, 10:25 PM
I have done crazy things to coins then I spend them. That looks like one that I spun a few times on the belt sander. I have put a beard on George with a center punch many times. Drilled out georgs eye with a center drill a few times too. Sometimes if I already have an end mill and parallel in the mill it is quick and easy to lay a quarter on the parallel and mill the back side of a coil smooth and flat or just mill a slot across the back then spend it. I powder coated a few different colors too. I have always wondered what people think when they get one. LOL

SmoggyTurnip
12-02-2010, 10:41 PM
Your wife spent half of it with hopes that you wouldn't notice.

ADGO_Racing
12-02-2010, 11:45 PM
Well, to venture a serious guess.....I would say if it went as a "quality' quarter, it may have become stuck between the drum and the frame, and spun there. It may have been in there for quite some time. Seriously, if your wife did that much damage in one washing,:eek: she should consider using the "Gentle or Delicates" cycle from now on, imagine what that machine is doing to your dainties....:D

whitis
12-03-2010, 01:04 AM
Somebody stuck it in an EDM machine with the intent of making dies so they could mint their own quarters but accidently reversed the polarity. :)

It bears some resemblance to a uniface strike:
http://minterrornews.com/priceguideuniface.html
Bears some resemblance to missing clad layer description:
http://www.fredweinberg.com/faq.php
http://www.coinsarefun.com/minterrors.html
But another site shows some pics of missing clad layer coins and mentions that 60 out of 62 missing clad layer coins were not genuine:
http://www.coinresource.com/articles/state_quarter_missing_clad.htm
Someone may have tried to fake a missing clad layer by attacking with a wire brush.

Some general error coin pics:
http://www.2-clicks-coins.com/article/what-is-an-error-coin-in-coin-collecting.html

vpt
12-03-2010, 12:13 PM
Well, to venture a serious guess.....I would say if it went as a "quality' quarter, it may have become stuck between the drum and the frame, and spun there. It may have been in there for quite some time. Seriously, if your wife did that much damage in one washing,:eek: she should consider using the "Gentle or Delicates" cycle from now on, imagine what that machine is doing to your dainties....:D



This is what I am thinking did it. The (grind) does look fresh. A guy would think that would make quite the noise though.

A.K. Boomer
12-03-2010, 01:00 PM
What's the other side look like?

vpt
12-04-2010, 10:27 AM
The other side picture is in the OP. The other side isn't touched.

krutch
12-04-2010, 05:57 PM
Deficit spending!? The Fed just printed another trillion so, maybe the coining machines are set too fast. Or it represents the devaluing $! They keep making new looks to money, it might be to foil counterfitters!

A.K. Boomer
12-04-2010, 09:57 PM
The other side picture is in the OP. The other side isn't touched.


Thanks and sorry - dial up over here and did not even see it loading:o

Pherdie
12-04-2010, 11:58 PM
It appears to be classic 'Downey Syndrome'.

Do you have a Rockwell hardness tester? :D

oldtiffie
12-05-2010, 01:01 AM
The title and question in the OP is: "OT what happened to this quarter?".

Never mind this quarter (October > December).

As its now December, I want to know where the other three quarters went.

I don't recall them going by.

Did I miss something?

Is there something that I should know?

Ken_Shea
12-05-2010, 01:35 AM
The title and question in the OP is: "OT what happened to this quarter?".

Never mind this quarter (October > December).

As its now December, I want to know where the other three quarters went.

I don't recall them going by.

Did I miss something?

Is there something that I should know?

You must be getting old OT.
Three things are evidence of old age
1) The fleeting passing of time
2) Memory Loss

I don't remember the 3rd.

oldtiffie
12-05-2010, 03:40 AM
Nah Ken.

The real indicator of being old is when your back goes out more often than you do - at any age.