1945 Lincoln Penny Octagonal Shape

First, let me thank everyone in advance for kindly answering so many of my questions in your comments.
You guys are a real pleasure to learn from.

Ok so, I picked this one up at a public auction about 12 years ago. At first glance it looked to be the result of someone bored with a grinder









. But then again, the edges are to smooth and finished like IMO. Any ideas?

Comments

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 11,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pictures.

    Post Mint Damage.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pics!

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 18,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Post mint damage. Strictly spending money.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 2,950 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with your first impression ->

    Ok so, I picked this one up at a public auction about 12 years ago. At first glance it looked to be the result of someone bored with a grinder

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PMD

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 9,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Chrisley

    “... first glance it looked to be the result of someone bored with a grinder...”

    Some say when taking a test to never change your first answer.

    Very good pics!

  • Thanks guys

  • rickoricko Posts: 71,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with PMD.....Excellent pictures. Cheers, RickO

  • JBKJBK Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one somewhere that I kept.

    An example of old school alteration to fool an early vending machine when a coin's size was all that was measured by the machine.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 2,950 ✭✭✭✭✭

    so they turned it into a vending machine dime?

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 27,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:
    so they turned it into a vending machine dime?

    Possibly, though the cut-down cents usually only worked in pay phones, which had very minimalist coin checkers. It's not like they were giving out an actual product like a Hershey bar (which I can remember buying for a nickel, and then a dime), just a few minutes of electronic time.

    Denying the facts does not make your wild guesses true.
  • CRH4LIFECRH4LIFE Posts: 801 ✭✭✭✭

    That was at a auction!?

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