Any idea what this is

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cdncollector
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Any idea what this is

Postby cdncollector » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:34 pm

I found this in my collection and I'm not sure if it's even a coin. Is it a penny that's been in a fire?
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Bill in Burl
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Re: Any idea what this is

Postby Bill in Burl » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:16 pm

What size is it? What metal?
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cdncollector
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Re: Any idea what this is

Postby cdncollector » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:24 pm

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the more I look at it - the more it looks like a penny that's been burned. it's the same size and weight as a penny. the metal ?? has that copper look.

bushman74
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Re: Any idea what this is

Postby bushman74 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:17 am

Looks like a penny. Check it under a good microscope if you have access to one.

Two other options for the condition might be:

It has been buried for many years in the ground.

It could also be road kill, run over by thousands of cars.

You can get the metal checked at some coin shops that have a metal analyzer.

cdncollector
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Re: Any idea what this is

Postby cdncollector » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:34 am

Thank you - Definitely made me curious when I found it. I'm in the middle of cataloging my coins and came across that. We don't have much for coin shops (small community) so hopefully I can check it out on my next road trip north. (maybe get a microscope too) Will try to post what I find out. Thanks again.


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