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Old 05-02-2021, 01:05 PM   #1
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Old 05-02-2021, 01:08 PM   #2
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You sure that’s just a penny?
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Old 05-02-2021, 01:11 PM   #4
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A normal penny weighs 2.some thing grams, this weighs 12.12 grams. It’s three normal penny’s thick.
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You sure that’s just a penny?
What else would it be ? It was in my father in laws stuff we went through. If your thinking a penny was placed in a “ frame” or something to make it bigger, no it wasn’t.
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Old 05-02-2021, 01:17 PM   #6
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Looks like something maybe a jeweler put together. The border is for sure not part of an original penny.
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Old 05-02-2021, 01:38 PM   #7
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Originally looking at it, thought it was a penny struck on a nickel planchet. If it this, you have a cool mint error and its worth exactly what someone is willing to give you for it. There are mint error collectors out there who look for this type of stuff. However, on a second closer look, think Walker may be right. Looks more like a steel penny set in a bezel by a jeweler.

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Old 05-02-2021, 01:58 PM   #8
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I don’t believe it’s set in a bezel, it’s all the same metal and the actual penny itself is almost that thick also.
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Some are saying the U.S. stamps foreign currency for other countries, and it may be it was stamped on one of those. It all looks and feels more like brass, maybe then copper, but not sure of that. It’s defiantly not a steel penny, 100% sure. And it’s much thicker then a nickel. It’s almost exactly two nickels thick. For some reason pictures won’t post now, trying to figure it out.

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Old 05-02-2021, 02:41 PM   #10
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There's a pawn shop in Las Vegas. If he doesn't know, he's got a buddy. Pretty cool penny!
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Old 05-02-2021, 02:45 PM   #11
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I'd take it to a coin shop. They should be able to tell you what it is and what it's worth.
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Old 05-02-2021, 03:04 PM   #12
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That’s what I am going to try and do this week, just thought I would ask here, as there are guys into all kinds of stuff on here. And usually can answer most anything that’s brought up. Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2021, 03:26 PM   #13
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I don’t know what it is but it’s cool!
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Old 05-02-2021, 04:07 PM   #14
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I'm thinking it was made by a jeweler with two, maybe three wheat ears. The wheat ear was 95% copper, 5% zinc. No problem for him to mix the right percentage. No way was that an error, struck by the mint.
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I bet it was on a neckless at some point................
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I've never seen anything like that.
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I bet it was on a neckless at some point................
Possible.
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Old 05-02-2021, 05:48 PM   #18
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Real 43 copper penny is almost as rare as a black panther. There are some but very few. Try a magnet on it to see if it's plated steel.

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Old 05-02-2021, 06:22 PM   #19
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Perow will know. Hope he sees this.
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:58 PM   #20
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I don't believe, pennies were made from copper,
during the war..............
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:04 PM   #21
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I don't believe, pennies were made from copper,
during the war..............
Yes, they were copper with the exception of the 1943 penny.
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Real 43 copper penny is almost as rare as a black panther. There are some but very few. Try a magnet on it to see if it's plated steel.
Walker, the penny says 1942, not 1943.
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:08 PM   #23
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I bet it was on a neckless at some point................
Yep, that's what I'm thinking too. Maybe someone born in 1942, 79 years old. How old was the FIL?
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:25 PM   #24
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At over 12 grams it's almost as heavy as a half dollar, so it's not a 1942 cent struck on a nickel or quarter planchet and too small to be a half dollar. I thought perhaps struck on a foreign coin blank, but you can see the raised rim of the penny which makes me believe it is an "encased cent". They usually had advertising slogans or "lucky penny" stamped on them but someone may have made their own.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:03 PM   #25
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Interesting. Please follow up after you find out the true results.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:55 PM   #26
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This doesnít make any cents!
In for the TBH brain trust.
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:48 AM   #27
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Yes, they were copper with the exception of the 1943 penny.
I will defer to you..... cause I don't know..
But that is a surprise.. Considering the scrap metal drives,
my grandmother told me about......
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:11 AM   #28
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At over 12 grams it's almost as heavy as a half dollar, so it's not a 1942 cent struck on a nickel or quarter planchet and too small to be a half dollar. I thought perhaps struck on a foreign coin blank, but you can see the raised rim of the penny which makes me believe it is an "encased cent". They usually had advertising slogans or "lucky penny" stamped on them but someone may have made their own.


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Old 05-03-2021, 06:43 AM   #29
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Walker, the penny says 1942, not 1943.
I don't know where I got 1943. Senility I guess, but I still say it's a trinket of some sort.
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Old 05-03-2021, 09:12 AM   #30
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I'll give you $20.00 for it.
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Old 05-03-2021, 09:24 AM   #31
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I'll find out today. I know a guy...
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Old 05-03-2021, 09:43 AM   #32
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The cent has a good rim on it. That tells me it was a normal stamp. I think it is set in a second piece of metal.
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Maybe 2 pennies put front to back and set in the outer ring....
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:02 AM   #34
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Looking at the two areas where the metal is scuffed. You can tell it is two different metals. The rim has a brass color to it and the penny has a more copper coloration.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:06 AM   #35
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I have a collection of ever penny in that era....this is not one of them. Looks to be custom made for jewelery or possibly trench art. ( or I do not have every penny).
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:14 PM   #36
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Well I can see it is not one piece if zoomed in. Am I understanding right that the center is 3 pennies thick?
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If you pinch the center with your index finger and thumb will the outer ring rotate?


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Old 05-03-2021, 02:01 PM   #38
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I showed pics to some experts. All agree it was done by a jeweler and no possibility it happened at the mint. Cool item
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Sabine was right! post #14
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The penny itself is worth between 2-4 cents.

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Real 43 copper penny is almost as rare as a black panther. There are some but very few. Try a magnet on it to see if it's plated steel.
Itís a 1942 penny
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No, and looking at it with a very strong magnifying glass. It looks to be one solid piece.
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I bet it was on a neckless at some point................
Thereís no holes or any marks for a chain or any king of ď MountĒ. I am going to try and head to the coin shop right now and see.
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No, and looking at it with a very strong magnifying glass. It looks to be one solid piece.

I'm pretty sure I can see that it is not one piece when zoomed in.
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Yep. Give your self a cookie.
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The penny itself is worth between 2-4 cents.

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Actually, I would grade it as XF and get 8c. Jeweler probably used a BU coin to start and judging from the marks on the bezel, got some wear. Just saying.
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Yep. Give your self a cookie.
LOL. At least I get something. Find any points lately?
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Actually, I would grade it as XF and get 8c. Jeweler probably used a BU coin to start and judging from the marks on the bezel, got some wear. Just saying.
8 cents it is then! Sounds good to me.
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Update?
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My cousin collects coins. He's saying it is a "framed" coin. Possibly used as a pendant.
1942 might be the year of someone's birth.
A 1943 penny would be silver.
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