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 Posted 11/12/2011  4:35 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add timnic44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

A friend of mine who owns a business got this in a roll from the bank and saved it for me. This is one of the ugliest coins I have seen in circulation. I bet others have seen some really ugly coins as well.

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 Posted 11/12/2011  5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petersun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Clean It and see its face value. Seems to me that it's a cent. Usually, this kind of problem coin can't be in a circulation roll. But, just clean it and maybe it's an old coin worth some cash!
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 Posted 11/12/2011  6:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stevex6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, nice => it looks a bit like it has been battered and then deep fried! ... ummmm yah I agree with Petersun => this is one time when you might as well try to clean the coin, because it's not worth anything if people don't even know what type of coin it is, right?

wow ... where do you start? (I'd wait until one or two of the Big-Shooters comes-up with a good game-plan) ... because I'll I got is => acetone and gently pick-off the big junk to see if there is anything underneath! (which is probably not what the experts are gonna suggest!?)



Hey, I did find this suggestion for cleaning verdigris from jewelry and coins:

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Fill a container with enough vinegar to completely submerge the jewelry. Then place the piece into the container.

2
Allow the jewelry to sit for approximately 20 minutes, then remove the piece from the mixture. Use a cotton swab or a toothpick to remove loose pieces of verdigris form the jewelry. If there is still more verdigris that won't easily come off, return the jewelry to the mixture.

3
Rinse the jewelry with warm water and then dry it.

but again => you may want to wait until a more seasoned coin veteran chimes-in with a suggestion
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 Posted 11/12/2011  7:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add papeldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found a Mexican 10 peso coin on the beach in Mexico that lookes a lot like this coin maybe from the salt water
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 Posted 11/12/2011  8:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No doubt about it...you are the winner of the ugliest coin contest..
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 Posted 11/12/2011  8:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timnic44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a one cent coin. I can see an A and D in the word CANADA, making it 1937 and newer.
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 Posted 11/12/2011  8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 54dollarcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hands down an ugly POS
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 Posted 11/12/2011  9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add darryldarryl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Corrosion and scaling! Not Good!
Not Much hope for this one!
At this point it really doesnt matter which method of cleaning is used. Start mild and then get aggressive if need be.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  3:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petersun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From 1937?
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 Posted 03/05/2012  4:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timnic44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I could see the D and A of Canada on it, therefore the design is between 1937 and 2011
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 Posted 03/05/2012  5:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The ancient coin guys throw these sort of items into an olive oil soak for a year.
Fill up a small pill bottle with olive oil, and drop the coin into it, and forget for a year.

In a lot of cases that hard inorganic skunge can then be taken off with a soft toothbrush. It is then possible to examine just what surface damage the coin has sustained. You might recover a good coin, you might not; at least it should be identifiable.

This is a method commonly used by archeologists for bronze coins taken fom find sites.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  5:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stevex6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ummmm, if that's a Canadian penny from 1937-to-date, then I'd spend it and hope nobody asked any questions ...
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 Posted 03/05/2012  8:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timnic44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I actually have an ugly coin collection. It contains some others like this, bent, corroded, or mutilated coins that I have found in circulation.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  8:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add secoinedchance to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The only Canadian coins I've ever seen with that amount of deterioration are pennies 96-present. I have dug them out of the ground with my detector in that condition and I have seen them in rolls (don't ask how they ended up in there). In my opinion, our current pennies aren't worth the effort to mint.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  11:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrCanada to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its ugly and will always be so.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  09:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Barrie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey... I lost that coin in the Winnipeg 1950 flood... and have been looking for it ever since.
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