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 Posted 11/25/2021  7:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add UTB9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi there.
Found a strange one cent coin and I'm curious to know what it is. I came here for help. It's a 1942 penny but it's silverish color and thicker with sort of a raised edge. Looks like a dime. It's strange. Almost looks like a child's toy penny. it's not like any penny I've seen. I'm gonna look silly if this is some sort of kids toy lol. Can anyone tell me if this is a real coin? Thank you in advance and sorry if this isn't the right place to ask this question.

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 Posted 11/25/2021  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
again!
This is what you might term a 'spooned' coin, very much a post mint alteration, where it could have been used as jewelry.
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Always show both sides of your coin in question and do not hold it in your hand, Shoot it on a flat surface.
To answer your question from the small photo provided, it looks like a dryer coin or a spooned coin and it is genuine.



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 Posted 11/25/2021  9:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add UTB9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your replies. Spooned coins, that's fascinating. I didn't know what it was with it being silver in color. I'm going to keep reading and learning. It's so polished looks like a new dime.
Thanks again.
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@utb, first welcome to CCF. Second, I'm going to offer a differing opinion on your coin. I believe that the oddly rounded edge to it is not due to mechanical damage such as by spooning, but rather this cent was encased at one point and the remnant frame is still encircling the coin. This is especially evident at the bottom on the rev where you can see a tab of torn metal.

Let's see what others think though. I've moved your thread to the correct subforum to get some good eyeballs on it.

Added: It looks like a date of 1942, but cents in that year were copper. Perhaps this cent was plated before being encased? Or is this a '43?
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Yes, a spooned coin me thinks. The coin may have been plated--not all that uncommon. Google the term 'steel Lincoln cents' for information on wheat cents not having a full copper composition.
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After seeing the reverse photo, I know have to agree with
Spence that it is part of some sort of jewellery and has been plated.
As he stated, you can see the remnants of the mount.
This bezel could probably be removed if you want but I would
just leave it as there is no premium either way.
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 Posted 11/26/2021  08:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These were a form of jewelry either given out or won at carnival's back in the 40's & 50's They were plated a silver or gold color. Here is one I found metal detecting a few years ago. The one I found still has the eyelet still intact.



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 Posted 11/26/2021  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence may be right. Can you give us the weight?



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with Spence and was probably plated with zinc or mercury .

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Wow that's fascinating. I don't have any kind of scale so I can't weigh it. It is very polished and shiny looking. I have an old English queen Victoria penny from 1895 that I will put it with. Maybe this is the beginning of something & for me.
Thank you everyone for the help. Very kind.
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Looks like a Bezel on the coin. It not attracted to a magnet, it maybe a plated coin. But the coin would have to jump to a magnet to be a steel cent. Also the weight would be helpful. If plated, that ruins the value of the coin. Just I'm thinking a copper 1944 cent.
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