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One Sided Coin From 1840 (Id: Button)

 
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 Posted 05/17/2021  10:30 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add GC64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I couldn't find any information on this coin so I thought this would be the best place to post. The coin is very small, smaller than a dime. The eagle that would usually be the tail side appears to be the head because it has stars around it and the date under it (1840). The opposite side is completely smooth and blank, and has a small rectangular indent in the center (I would assume from the pressing?). Can anyone identify this, and is the blank side an error or something else?



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 Posted 05/17/2021  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 05/17/2021  10:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you crop and enlarge those images for us, please?



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 Posted 05/17/2021  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GC64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is about the best I can do, the coin is so small that it's hard to take a clear picture:


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 Posted 05/17/2021  12:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like some sort of uniface token. Token collectors can perhaps identify it.
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 Posted 05/17/2021  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Check Seeker55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Seeker55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe a button, with an indent where the loop for attachment was?
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 Posted 05/17/2021  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably a button.There was one on ebay awhile ago but couldn't find the exact auction page anymore...

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 Posted 05/17/2021  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think Rothery nails it.
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Thanks Rothery! That looks like a pretty close match, and the fact that the date is below the eagle plus the stars would lead me to believe it's not real currency. Is about the size of a button too.
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 Posted 05/17/2021  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also concur with the button conjecture.
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