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This LMC Is Not An Error But Something Bad Happened To It.

 
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 Posted 02/27/2021  6:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
199x (last digit zinc rotted out as well as where the mint mark would be.

The copper in non existant it is zinc-ee looking obverse and reverse.

It is slightly under weight at 2.45 ( the scale kept bouncing from .44 to .45) So I'll just say that the weight is more like 2.445 if my scale went that far out.

It is over size too, but the devices don't look flattened enough to make up for the larger size.

So, what happened to it?





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 Posted 02/27/2021  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is called a Texas Cent. Someone place the coin between two pieces of leather and flattened the coin. This enlarges the coin, but makes the plating fall off the coin. Now just a spender.
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 Posted 02/27/2021  6:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dr. coop hits the cent on the head.
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 Posted 02/27/2021  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Coop! Never heard of someone squashing a cent like that.. Hmmmm

Spender? naw, I think I'll keep it.. it's kinda cool being all that much bigger and all..
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 Posted 02/27/2021  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WAIT! Are you saying that they do that to scavenge the copper from a cent?
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 Posted 02/27/2021  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Scavenge copper from memorial cents? A rather labor-intensive method. Yikes.
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 Posted 02/27/2021  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is just "post mint damage."
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 Posted 02/27/2021  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Are you saying that they do that to scavenge the copper from a cent?


No rather just for the sake of mischief.
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