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What Are These Coins? Somebodys Project? Tiny!

 
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 Posted 02/22/2011  1:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add AJSP to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Was given these when I was a kid! Just wondering what they are. Are the real coins? Or something made by somebody?

The American penny is TINY! The rest are paper thin!

""The Canada penny is for size comparison""





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 Posted 02/22/2011  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All of those are readily available on the net. My dad bought me a set in '68, which I still have. A 7-11 cashier would probably melt-down if you spent one.
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 Posted 02/22/2011  2:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AJSP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are they a part of a set of anything? Is there a history behind them to why they were made? Thanks for your time fioti!
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 Posted 02/22/2011  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The little gold ones are "miniatures", made for jewellery purposes. You can find them in the form of several different kinds of famous world coins. The two top ones at least are probably made of 8k gold.

The tiny cent was indeed part of a set. THey were often sold as a novelty labelled "worlds smallest coins", though of course they're not real official coins.
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 Posted 02/23/2011  06:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By law, copies my be > twice as big as a large dollar, or < half as small as a dime or be marked "copy". Beyond that, anyone can make them. I've seen them marked Nixon money, Carter money, inflation money, etc.
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