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1978 Canadian 1cent Piece

 
 
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 Posted 11/18/2019  03:42 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Tony S to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Came by this coin in a bottle of a family member. Had to have been there since 1982! Just wondering how this coin got this way, looks like the metal was moved around at high Temps/pressures. I found 2 1982 us pennies that had a similar look that I'll include. Thanks













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 Posted 11/18/2019  04:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnWayne007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like road coins (coin thats been on the sidewalk a while) just 2 abused coins that have been slid around hard surfaces like cement, gravel ect.
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 Posted 11/18/2019  04:06 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They're "parking lot coin." Misused and abused. Spend them while you can.
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 Posted 11/18/2019  06:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tony S to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How do 2 pennies from 2 different areas of the same date aquire almost identical marks from a parking lot? That's an honest question
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 Posted 11/18/2019  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Road Rash" or "Parking Lot Coin" are just terms to identify
a badly damaged coin. Unless you were there at the time, it is
impossible to say exactly what happened. The important thing
is that there is no way that damaged could have happened
during the striking of the coin so it is some form of PMD.
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 Posted 11/18/2019  09:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good grief.
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 Posted 11/18/2019  12:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A person could experiment and run over a couple pennies with car. Cheap enough to try!
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