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1947 Canadian error penny?  
 

 
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 Posted 09/05/2012  11:55 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ducktoller to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Today I literally picked up a deep brown 1947 Canadian penny while cleaning out an old house. This wouldn't have peaked my curiosity except that this coin is as thin, visually thinner than a dime. Is this form of error common and/or valuable.

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 Posted 09/05/2012  12:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add darryldarryl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lets see what you have.
Oh and by the way...to the forum!
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 Posted 09/05/2012  2:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Smallcentguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be a number of things....

Hopefully it is an error/underweight planchet or a split planchet. Fingers crossed for you!

I would have to say though that a likely explanation is that it is an acid-dipped coin.

A photo would be great. An acid dipped coin would have an unusual look to it and would have suffered some loss of details.
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