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Found 2 Lincoln Pennies A 1997 And 1985 Larger Than Normal Penny

 
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 Posted 06/24/2021  02:36 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Derfsup to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What are these pennies some kind of garage experiment or something.they weigh 2.5 like a regular penny would of those years there just bigger


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 Posted 06/24/2021  02:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are call Texas cents. They are altered cents that are squeezed and the plating falls off of them. Just a damaged coin now.

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 Posted 06/24/2021  05:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with @coop that this looks like a so-called Texas cent.
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This coin was placed between two layers of leather (old belt maybe?) and hammered. That caused the copper plating to separate an increased the diameter of the coin. Sometimes the copper plating is heavy enough to stretch with the expansion of the zinc.

These are interesting, but don't have a value above face. If they continue to circulate, they will most likely be returned to the mint to be cancelled and recycled.
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 Posted 06/24/2021  07:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with all above. Interesting find.
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 Posted 06/24/2021  08:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seldom found, but a type of deliberate damage, so no value over face.
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