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Curious In Tennessee! Larger Than Normal Penny...anyone Have Any Input?

 
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@romeow, first welcome to CCF. Second, I'll move this thread over to the correct subforum to get some eyeballs on it.

Third, please post the diameter of this cent. Normally, these end up being so-called Texas Cents.
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Thank you Spence for your help. This measures 3/4 inch across, roughly 1/8 inch larger than a regular penny. It has that "silver ping" sound to it also. It isn't steel, as it won't stick to a magnet.
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Yes you are correct; in the process of stretching out a normal cent between two straps of leather, the copper plating often flakes off and leaves behind the zinc core. That is why this is silver-colored. It should weigh the same as other cents--the process enlarges the diameter and decreases the thickness, but the loss of copper plating doesn't remove enough mass for most of our scales to weigh a difference.
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This measures 3/4 inch across, roughly 1/8 inch larger than a regular penny.

A regular cent is supposed to be 3/4 inch in diameter (19.05 mm / 25.4 (mm/inch) = .75 inches)

1/8 inch larger would make it 7/8 inch or 22.22 mm a little larger than a nickel (21.21 mm)
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Can you take a pic of it next to a normal cent?
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Texas cent "everything is bigger in Texas". and it's post mint damage.
As was said, someone hammering it between leather to thin it and make it bigger in diameter and the copper plating comes off, it's a better result if done on the brass or bronze cents.
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Thank you all for the welcoming, and for all the help. I'm a rookie when it comes to the older coin, but I have been gathering the oldies as I come across them for years. (i have a few, lol). This was just an oddball I wanted to know about. So, I have learned about Texas Cents...thank you!
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Question of the day: If the copper plating is missing off the coin, then why is the zinc dust still present on the coin? I checked other examples and saw the same thing.


I typed up an answer yesterday and then deleted it. Then looking again it hit me.
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The plating and the zinc dust peeled off the coin. But why is that pattern there? The zinc dust was pressed into the coin. So when it peel off it fell off with the plating. But the strike or the vise that squeeze, made an imprint on the coin. So we are seeing the little dents the zinc dust made on the coin.
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What is the weight of the coin, that will tell us everything..
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I don't have anything to weigh something so small...not even a kitchen scale
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