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 Posted 06/18/2017  3:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Gardenguru to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a 1948 Wheat penny that wieghs 2.5g and definitely sound different when dropped any ideas? I can't seem to find any info.
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Can you post pics of it?

Also, is it the normal diameter/thickness?
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Indeed, pics please.



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 Posted 06/18/2017  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The most logical reason for a bronze coin to lose that much weight is corrosion - a "coca-cola penny". But withour pics, it's impossible to do anything other than speculate.
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 Posted 06/18/2017  6:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gardenguru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
SAP that makes sense as you can see with coin
Would that make sound considerably different when dropped?
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 Posted 06/18/2017  6:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gardenguru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also coin is thinner but diameter is right on with others
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 Posted 06/18/2017  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RoyCoinBoy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is severely corroded, I would not be surprised if the corrosion is responsible for the weight loss.
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Spent some time underground. Corrosion has "flaked off " quite a bit of material...rim, surface and slight circumference will knock off half gram.

BTW, did you get it out of your "Garden" Mr. Guru?





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 Posted 06/19/2017  04:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gardenguru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all.
Not found in garden but Unearthing a quality coin would be sweet. Haven't had any luck finding anything good. But my daughter and I have been going to bank and getting some rolls and searching. plus it has helped her with coin recognition and I can slip in some math skills since it's something she enjoys.
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