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1961 Canadian Coin Can't Identify

 
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 Posted 12/08/2022  6:50 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add sub18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
1961 Canadian penny? There is no value printed on the coin. Coin also has bumps around the edge on reverse side.
Weight = 3.47g
Color= Silver




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 Posted 12/08/2022  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chipjones to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a penny that's been plated
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 Posted 12/08/2022  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That CENT is encased in a bezel and has been plated for some sort of jewellery.
You should be able to pry the tabs back and release it but I would just leave it.
The word cent isn't either grease filled or has been removed.
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Thank you for the quick replies! Didn't even notice the bezel around it.
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It's so porous, and with all that missing detail, I would assume it's actually a replica. Except, why would anyone go to the trouble of making a replica Cnadian penny, when a genuine one is cheap and readily available?

But if it's a replica, that may explain why they obliterated "1 cent" from the reverse. Wouldn't want to be an actual counterfeiter, if all you want to do is make a replica coin for some jewellery.
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Might have been dipped In acid at some point
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