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Acid Damage ? Road Kill ?

 
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 Posted 08/10/2012  11:09 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add appleangel07 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This poor old coin has had a rough trot,what do ya reckon?



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 Posted 08/10/2012  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add juzzyb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can't tell you what the damage is from but I agree that it has had a very hard life.
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 Posted 08/10/2012  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Golden Nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ive seen a penny like that before and it was from acid.
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 Posted 08/11/2012  01:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I reckon road kill!
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 Posted 08/11/2012  05:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like road rash to me.
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 Posted 08/11/2012  05:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ozcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think road rash as to me it seems like there is more damage to higher points.
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 Posted 08/11/2012  06:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first thought was roadkill but the marks seem too deep compare to other victims of the same fate either way its been through a lot. I have a lot of trouble finding the norfolk island coins in Adelaide so I would've been devastated if I found that one.
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 Posted 08/11/2012  06:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is one "Ratty" coin AA
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 Posted 08/11/2012  07:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Peter THOMAS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Nancy. I've found a lot of coins on or near roads, and that damage is typical.
I would expect acid to have a much more evenly-distributed outcome.

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 Posted 08/11/2012  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Ive seen a penny like that before and it was from acid.

American 1 cent coins are plated zinc; acid attacks a pinhole in the copper coating and eats away at the zinc underneath. Australian 20 cent coins are solid cuprnickel, so won't show this surface effect with acid. Acid will attack the entire surface, evenly.

This coin is roadkill.
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