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Counterfeit Cartwheel?

 
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 Posted 06/16/2021  08:01 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DirtFisher3030 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this where an old parsonage was in the early 1800s and right along the main street of the town which was established in 1788. It isn't magnetic, weighs 24.2g, 41.1mm diameter, and 2.1mm thick. It rang up like a large cent so guessing it's copper. You can see some detail on the one side of an outline around the outer part of it like the cartwheel does. I know counterfeit cartwheels were a big thing and with the bubbling on the one side I was thinking it is a possibility

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance

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 Posted 06/16/2021  08:23 am  Show Profile   Check Seeker55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Seeker55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It doesn't look like a coin to me. I don't see any traces of writing or other designs. It looks like a slug, a blank circular piece of metal. I have no idea what it might have been used for.
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06/16/2021 08:23 am
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 Posted 06/16/2021  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Crop out the large cent and show us larger images of the object if you can.



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 Posted 06/16/2021  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DirtFisher3030 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some bigger pics


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 Posted 06/16/2021  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Handi1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks very similar to a prepunched electrical knockout. If it is copper I can't explain that.
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 Posted 06/16/2021  4:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Whatever it is, I don't think it's a cartwheel. If the sides had worn down to the extent needed to obliterate the rim then the perimeter would be more rounded. I agree with Seeker55 - it's not a coin.
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