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Can Someone Help Me ID This Coin?

Hello, I have along with coins in my inherited collection this coin-shaped thing. Though it's missing any obvious information, I was hoping that it would be one of those simple yet valuable coins. I would appreciate any help.


  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When a blank goes into a coin press impressions are left and a coin is made.

    There is no coin that is blank

    If than is a blank, we would need to know the weight and diameter and thickness

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Chances are that is not a coin, but as said an accurate weight and measurements will help to rule out some possibilities.

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  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Even with all the damage, it still doesn't
    look like a Cent planchet at all.

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  • It is 2.3 g and 3/4'' in diameter. I can't measure the thickness with the ruler I have.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a plain copper slug... Not a coin. Cheers, RickO

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Finish the X all the way thru and you will have a Bit Slug, in fact a 4 Bit Slug.

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The current cent is 2.5 grams and 3/4” in diameter

    However the deep gouges on that would have exposed the zinc core that the current cent has. Plus it is under weight.

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  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was thinking electrical box punch out.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,642 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:
    [ I was thinking electrical box punch out.]

    Yeah, with a little added "tint" to the picture color to make it look copper - notice the white background is different shades of pink....... B)

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