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 Posted 09/14/2019  4:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just kind of confused what it is, found it with a bunch of older coins from the early 1900s.

It's blank on both sides, no sign of anything, literally nothing. No faint outlines, no smudges, nothing.

The other side of the coin is pretty much the same. The coin also isn't perfectly rounded like a normal coin.

Not for sure what it is.


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 Posted 09/14/2019  4:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you please list a weight and diameter?
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 Posted 09/14/2019  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sometimes bits of design you can't see well with the unaided eye show up in a photo. To me, it looks like there is something faint there.
Does yours look more like aged low grade silver, or possibly copper?
Holed and well-worn billon Ottoman coins from the 19th century sometimes show up in world lots. I have some that are a dark brownish-gray to browninsh-black, and rather thin, without much of an upturned rim:

That might be a possibility.
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 Posted 09/14/2019  5:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Diameter: 2.45 cm and 2.6 cm (has an almost egg shape to it)

Don't have a scale but I spent some time running some of my own experiments and it seems to be about 2.8 - 2.9 grams or so.
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 Posted 09/14/2019  5:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, it doesn't really look like silver to me, no matter the grade. I believe it's made out of copper. It has this really high and sharp ring to it when you drop it on a table. It's an extremely sharp loud noise, sounds nothing like a copper or zinc cent.
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Ok interesting. Just to confirm--the edge is not reeded or anything, right?
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 Posted 09/14/2019  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Something like this with a bit of edge clipped (or an imperfect planchet) would fit the size. https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces22658.html

I am sure there are other options. This is just a type I am familiar with, and which I have seen worn nearly flat, and holed like yours.
But my first guess on things like this is often wrong.
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 Posted 09/14/2019  5:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nope, the edges are not reeded, in fact, they're very thin.

Here are some more images that might help, not very good quality but it's what I got right now:

Sorry for the slow response time, my internet is failing me.





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 Posted 09/14/2019  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I mistook that gouge or defect in the first set of photos for a hole. My bad.
The color and thinness in the more recent set of photos also suggest a counting token (I think those are copper or brass?). And I am pretty sure there are remains of some legends around that first photo (12:00 and 6:00-8:00).
I've never seen one that worn, and it would be centuries earlier.
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Wow, I see the legends as well. Is it even possible at this point to identify a coin like this?
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 Posted 09/15/2019  01:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think I see a bust, and lettering.
You could try a pencil rubbing on paper.
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That sounds like a good idea, Tunnioc. I think I see some elements there, but maybe they will become more clear in a rubbing.
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I've tried doing the rubbings several times, nothing seems to be working, not for sure what to do now.
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