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Australia Sixpense With Wheat Penny Obcerse

 
 
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 Posted 11/15/2019  8:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Tedpug to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin I found coin roll hunting. It is a Australia six pense with a us wheat rear. It weighs 2.0. Is this real
I saw during the ww11 Australia coins were minted in San fransisco and denver.



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 Posted 11/15/2019  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@tp, this looks like a variation on a Magician's coin where one side of one coin is hollowed out and a second coin is trimmed down so that it will slide into that space. Your pics are a little blurry, but it looks like the "heads" side has been slid into place on the Wheat cent.
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 Posted 11/15/2019  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add beachnut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to me as though Spence hit the nail on the head.
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 Posted 11/15/2019  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Drop it on a hard surface...should make a hollow sound
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 Posted 11/16/2019  04:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Australian sixpence 19mm, the obverse legend suggests 1943 as a possible date.
1943 wartime steel Cent also 19mm. (Zinc coated steel)

In 1943, the San Francisco Mint struck .925 sterling silver sixpences for Australia, with a milled edge.

Therefore the opportunity exists to make a numismatic inspired shed job fantasy, by joining two half coins.

I VERY SERIOUSLY doubt that is is mule. Look closely for evidence of an edge join. A 1943 .925 sterling silver American Cent would look much brighter than this one does. Dissimilar metals should make the edge join look fairly obvious.

Spence is right.
It certainly seems to be the case, with what looks like a seam for an edge join, in front of the King's face.
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11/16/2019 04:32 am
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