Strange 2$ 2009

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Paudrey
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Strange 2$ 2009

Post by Paudrey » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:29 pm

Hi.
I would like to get your opinion. some on facebook tell me that it was the former owner of this $ 2 who must have put it under a hydraulic press but I doubt it because it is not more flattened.

The visible marks match perfectly with a $ 1 and the letter at the bottom appears to be the D of D • G. The beads are recessed and not dented.

can someone confirm to me if this is an error occurred while creating this $ 2 or if it is a voluntary modification by someone?

Thank you!
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coinguy
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Re: Strange 2$ 2009

Post by coinguy » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:47 pm

Welcome to the Forum

That is what is known as a vise coin. Two or more coins are put in a vise or something similar and squeezed.
Don’t see them as often on larger coins but are fairly common on the smaller ones.
Keep it as a novelty if you like but it is considered damage so has no extra value.

SP67
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Re: Strange 2$ 2009

Post by SP67 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:48 am

I agree with coinguy.

It's a Post Mint Damage or PMD.

All types of manufacturing errors from Mint are well known and your coin is not part of them.

SP67
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Re: Strange 2$ 2009

Post by SP67 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:57 am

Here is an example of a genuine indentation signature coming from the mint.

This one is called: Partial Brockage.

More discussion here (in french).

https://numicanada.com/forum/viewtopic. ... rtiel+sp67
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