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 Posted 12/23/2022  05:39 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ez2c65 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,
I'm still going through dads coin collection and found these coins.
I've looked online and can't seem to find out anything about them.
Can anyone enlighten me to what they are.. many thanks

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 Posted 12/23/2022  07:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A 1921 penny with the center part replaced with a 1951 3 pence, and a 1920 penny with, similarly, a 1962 6 pence. Cool idea.
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 Posted 12/23/2022  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Someone has had time on their hands!
Here are a few other examples, courtesy of google.











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 Posted 12/23/2022  08:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are concoctions privately made by somebody as a novelty. You sometimes see them marketed as "seven pence coins" (or seven-halfpence, in the case of the smaller one).
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 Posted 12/23/2022  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Similar items occasionally for sale at coin shows. Scarce, but not rare.
Produced commercially from existing pre decimal coins during the early 1970's.
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 Posted 12/23/2022  3:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ez2c65 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much for enlightening me on what they are, I think my description when googling as Threepence with brown outer rim wasn't descriptive enough..lol. thanks once again :)
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 Posted 12/23/2022  6:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I think my description when googling as Threepence with brown outer rim wasn't descriptive enough..lol.

Often just by right clicking on an image and chosing 'Search image with Google' will yield results.



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 Posted 12/23/2022  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ez2c65 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks coaster. I never knew that, so will be flaunting my new googling prowess tonight..lol
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 Posted 12/26/2022  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There was an article in a recent Coin and Banknote magazine about one of the guys who makes these - I think it was in a small town in South Australia and he has recently retired.
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 Posted 12/29/2022  04:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just came across one for sale on ebay and they're asking $10 + postage.


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