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 Posted 05/18/2018  05:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
English early elongated, 1911 King George coronation
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 Posted 05/20/2018  2:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@circus, those are some amazingly old elongated cents (and a V nickel!)

I think that this one is my oldest host coin, although I'm not sure exactly when it was actually "elongated". I found this 1956 Wheat cent along some train tracks about 10 years ago.



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 Posted 05/21/2018  05:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is one from the heyday of the cold war!
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That Columbian Exposition piece is really historic, being among the very first of the genre.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elongated_coin

I can contribute a couple -

1939 New York World's Fair



Niagara Falls, Canada



I wonder if this last one was made from a U.S. or a Canadian cent!

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 Posted 05/23/2018  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a question - how do the modern "Zincolns" fare when run through one of these souvenir making machines?

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In my experience the plating usually splits in places and gives it a splotchy look.
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They tend to smear a good example is the uncle Sam one before you other post the silver color is were the copper laminate has torn apart. I have a good idea why this happens on some and not others, is to much pressure on the rollers you can find others on zincer's that have a great impression and no tearing But I not an expert on the penny machines. But from my experience with my rolling mill and imprinting patterns on silver, copper the more or tighter the rolls are together the more distortion after a point. As in the case of this one from a local coin club

It it done on a pre zincer's penny. Looking through my album alomost all zincer's have some distortion, More pressure more distortion,also the smaller aqnd the more impressions on the die the more distortions.
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They tend to smear a good example is the uncle Sam one before you other post the silver color is were the copper laminate has torn apart.
Yes, indeed! I should have noticed that one and given it as an example.
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