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 Posted 01/07/2019  03:07 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add canadianhistory to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I noticed this large cent is alot thinner then the others as well as smaller. In one of the pictures the smaller large cent is placed on top of the other large cent and look how much smaller it is?


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 Posted 01/07/2019  04:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Date? Weight?
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 Posted 01/07/2019  06:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If the thin one is an 1858 or '59, that's the way that they were made ... 1/3 thinner, but the diameters should be the same.
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 Posted 01/07/2019  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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It looks like the George V coin had its rim ground off-notice that there are no denticles. It may just be thinner because there is no rim left. But a weight would help to confirm this idea.
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 Posted 01/07/2019  08:36 am  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post-mint damage from what I can see... someone filed off the rim a long time ago, since the entire thing has retoned....
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 Posted 01/07/2019  2:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ace_ftw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
is the other side overly worn, or damaged? why would the coin be about 1/3 thinner?
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 Posted 01/07/2019  11:53 pm  Show Profile   Check TerryT's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TerryT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What year is the smaller coin ? How much does the smaller one weigh ? If it's 1920, maybe a small planchet got in with the large ones ?
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 Posted 01/08/2019  12:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnnysprawl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The smaller penny is a 1911; no 'Dei Gra' on it.

Perhaps it was acid-dipped? That might explain the thinness...
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why would the coin be about 1/3 thinner?


Remember that the rim is the thickest part of the coin - remove the rim and the edge view looks much different. Try taking some callipers and measuring the thickness of any large cent inside the rim.
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 Posted 01/09/2019  9:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add canadianhistory to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have a scale so I'm gonna have to order one online then I'll you know how much it weighs. Also the other side is in perfect condition just like the back side in the photo. The coin is 1911
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