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Things That Aren't Actually Coins, But Kinda Look Like They Could Be

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 Posted 08/21/2016  12:54 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I thought that it might be interesting to take pictures of things that are "coin-like" in appearance and see if folks know what they are. None of these items are used as coinage.

Any guesses on this first one?





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 Posted 08/21/2016  1:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It could almost pass, as an Indian anna planchet.
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 Posted 08/21/2016  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John Bonzo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like some sort of inductor to me
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@fioti, exactly what I was thinking!
@john Bonzo, yep an induction coil, but for what purpose? I've taken it out of its original packaging, which was somewhat waterproof and had two slots for attaching to an object.
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 Posted 08/21/2016  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Attaches to CRT ?
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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@dbm, nope, it doesn't attach to something made Zenith or RCA, but rather something made by Nike or Adidas.
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 Posted 08/21/2016  7:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John Bonzo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess it's used in some sort of foot-warmer or heated insert?
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@john, yep very close. This is the RFID used in the disposable chips that runners use during footraces to track their time electronically. You thread the plastic holder through your shoe laces and then when you run over the receiver, it logs your start/stop times.

Here is a pic of the RFID coil and a 1 Pice from India.

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Cool.
How thick is it!
Is it ridgid?
Which side is the obverse?
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 Posted 08/22/2016  06:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@dbm, yes the copper coil is surprisingly rigid--i can only bend it slightly with my fingers. Not sure on obv vs rev as those are more terms of art for coins.

I'll post another puzzle in a couple minutes.
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Here is another item for you. It has a peculiar feature on the rim in one area and a cut out in the center. Other than that, it is featureless. We see this item on CCF a couple times a year looking to be identified. Any ideas?





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 Posted 08/22/2016  07:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chute72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect related to dspenciner's. I've been tricked before. In defense, it wasn't this clean when I got it.

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 Posted 08/22/2016  11:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

When I was a little kid, I was constantly on the look out for stray change on the floor whenever we went shopping. Whatever the heck those metal discs are, they got me all the time, thinking they were quarters.
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Yep this is a punch-out from an electrical box. You often can find them around new house construction. Newer ones have a slot in them for a flat head screwdriver, which is used to pry them out of the box, thus leaving a hole for wiring. Some are are quarter-sized while others are a little smaller. The ones with slots remind me of transportation tokens.
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 Posted 08/23/2016  4:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've always seen the slotted ones on older boxes.
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I suppose that makes it easier to pop them out with a flat-head screwdriver; the right tool for the right job. These days we just bang on things until they submit.

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