Cut Carved Coins & Images

cut and carved coins

Cut with a cut off wheel or rotary type tool or a grinder wheel

Here’s some images of damaged coins and these are all post mint damage coins or commonly referred to as PMD. What happened to these coins could not happen at the US Mint so these are not mint errors.

These coins are also not flawed and/or faulty planchets since they were personally examined by this author and the coins exhibit tool marks and metal displacement that does not occur with a flawed or damaged planchet.

The US Mint has certain machines that can damage coins and planchets in certain ways so it is known what can happen and what the marks should look like when a planchet is damaged.

In example, if the US Mint only uses one type and size of screw driver head and we see this mark on a coin then we know it might have happened at the mint. We can also tell if the coin was struck after it was damaged by a tool.

However, if the tool mark does not match a known tool or machine part from the mint and it doesn’t look struck after the damage then we can determine the coin has¬†PMD.

Furthermore to argue that a cut coin like these could happen at the mint because anything can happen at the mint, and anything that happens at the mint is a mint error, is pure fantasy.

It is possible that US Mint employees cut carved coins when they were bored but you must have an official US Mint statement saying such an event occurred. Otherwise we open the door to calling all damaged coins possible mint errors.

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cut carved coins

Edge cut by thin sander wheel or rotary tool

cut carved coin

Cut with tin snips which caused the metal to bend

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