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quarter decorated with what appears to be a screen printed decal

Found at laundromat today: a quarter decorated with what appears to be a screen printed decal designed to fit.

Looks like they used a pretty good setting fluid too, but what did it grab if there is no paint?

Or might it have been coated before decaling?
​​​​​​​Or might it have been printed right on the metal?

Is this one of Stan’s decals? :wink:

Coins are not a hobby but I wanted to show this to y’all and couldn’t find another suitable topic.

Those colourized coins were for sale a while back. They cost more then the vale of the coin. I never saw one in person, so I dunno if its a decal or screen printed ink/paint. But decals like to “stick” to smooth surfaces, so I don’t see why the coin would have to be painted before a decal would stick.

Been doing this in Oz for a while now. I have a few and all came from circulated coins.The colouring is a special paint that the mint claims does not wear off.

Back in the early 70s, before my brother got into silversmithing, he used to cut out coins with a jeweler’s saw, and sell them as pendants. He did very fine detail. The problem was, it was so time-consuming, it was hard to make any profit at it.

I wish I had pictures of some of the coins he did.

The Canadian Mint issues coins such as these on a regular basis, and has been for a great number of years.

Defacing “Coin of the realm” used to be a crime…at least, here in Canada.

Fred Mills

Fred, yea defacing currency is supposed to be crime, but in the service plazas on the PA turnpike, they have machines that will smash a penny into a pendant. The service plazas are run by the state of PA. That confuses me, because if its a crime to deface currency, then why does the state of PA have machines, available to the public, designed to do just that?

Defacing a penny is probably the best thing you can do with it.

I dunno. Every year I take several pounds of coins to the bank. Until this past year they had a machine that would sort and count them for me. Then the nice person behind the iron bars would hand me cash. Always more then $90. (

Now I have to wrap my coins myself. ( took me quite a while to wrap most of what I had. ( it put $102.50 in my pocket for the ECLSTS. (

It’s only a crime to deface currency if you return it into circulation. If you take it out of circulation you can do whatever you want with it.

Image result for cancer loony canada coinThen you have the paper

Image result for canada moneyyup you can see thru it…