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1920 wheat cent broadstruck on an Argentina 10 centavos planchet?

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I am finding conflicting articles about the 1920 wheat coin in question and I may not even have one. I posted a 1920 and I believe the other one is a 1918 but could be wrong. These two Pennie’s are very thin and both weigh under the normal 3.1 grams. Can anyone help me clear my confusion.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see two very worn cents, one with damage.

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can I buy some of your drugs?

    Frank

    BHNC #203

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nah, just kidding.

    Good luck with your finds.

    Who knows, someone has to find the good ones, after all we read about them in the news.

    Like the bronze 1943 cents, one found [as I remember it] in a lunch room change.

    They weren't all fakes

    Frank

    BHNC #203

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,843 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 15, 2022 3:42PM Answer ✓

    @ERingus said:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/hKcfqJhxcadtdWbh9

    I am finding conflicting articles about the 1920 wheat coin in question and I may not even have one. I posted a 1920 and I believe the other one is a 1918 but could be wrong. These two Pennie’s are very thin and both weigh under the normal 3.1 grams. Can anyone help me clear my confusion.

    Just regular wheat cents, heavily worn. When they wear down, they get lighter from lost metal.

    Respectfully, there is nothing special there. Two old wheat cents with wear and damage.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 15, 2022 1:20PM Answer ✓

    The mint made Argentina 10 Centavo planchets out of the 75Cu25Ni composition in 1920. That's the composition used for the nickel, not the cent

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ERingus said:
    I was banking on them being my million dollar find to finish my down payment of that ocean front property in Arizona. I > could probably sell them for a buy one get one free deal with the low low price of .01 cent. 😎I have a bunch more silly > questions that will follow. Hey, thanks for keeping me on track though.

    .
    hence the responses. virtually every new member here (over the past few years) is mostly only seeking out potential lottery tickets BUT with some of the most absurd coins. (not sure what happened but it was like a dam burst)

    being new certainly does give one a bit of a wide berth to ask seemingly unusual questions but asking what you did and then posting a coin that looks like that shows you have done virtually no homework is going to subject you to some unfavorable responses. just the nature of the beast.

    just my opinion.

    at least you provided some decent images, so thanks for that. :+1:

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ERingus said:
    @JBK @Treashunt Well thank you both for your answers. I’m sure when you both first started this journey you were already pros and would have never asked such a dumb questions.

    We all started in the same place. The one big difference is that for me, atleast, the World Wide Interweb was many years away. :D

    The learning curve for new collectors can be so much shorter in the current era.

  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ERingus said:
    @jmlanzaf
    @LanceNewmanOCC
    Thank you and let me also add I wasn’t trying to be offensive in my post. I was actually only joking. Let me also add I’m rich beyond measure, I do own the Golden Gate Bridge. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ This is a hobby of collection and for me to pass onto my grandkids not a hobby of getting rich quick. However if you find that secret can you pass it forward. Lol. I have a really ugly coin to look at but it has an error with the I and B in Liberty. They are connected with a line so it kinda like like a weird H.
    I have actually learned a lot just from this forum and have reduced my findings by about 3/4.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/DHhXQ71ZZfRHRVGp9

    sounds good. hope you find a place here and enjoy numismatics. there are apparently a lot of people around here that enjoy discussing parking lot finds so i'm sure someone will be along shortly to discuss that mess of a coin you just posted. i have assisted many a numismatist to get discoveries and major finds, even from low-dollar coins but what you are posting is unreasonable, so i probably won't be assisting you further.

    if that is the kind of stuff you plan to leave the grandkids, i weep for their future.

    my recommendation, obtain all the standard dansco albums for lincolns, indians, buffalos, mercurys, washingtons, etc etc and fill em with the grandkids. the value will be nice but the memories much more. pick up some acetone for all the silver and only some of the copper, keep it away from the kids at all costs, learn about counterfeit detection, at least some basics, so you can leave them some good stuff and pass on the wealth of knowledge and financial value.

    be well

    <--- look what's behind the mask! - cool link 1/NO ~ 2/NNP ~ 3/NNC ~ 4/CF ~ 5/PG ~ 6/Cert ~ 7/NGC 7a/NGC pop~ 8/NGCF ~ 9/HA archives ~ 10/PM ~ 11/NM ~ 12/ANACS cert ~ 13/ANACS pop - report fakes 1/ACEF ~ report fakes/thefts 1/NCIS - Numi-Classes SS ~ Bass ~ Transcribed Docs NNP - clashed coins - error training - V V mm styles -

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  • ERingusERingus Posts: 128 ✭✭✭

    @JBK @Treashunt Well thank you both for your answers. I’m sure when you both first started this journey you were already pros and would have never asked such a dumb questions. 🙆🏼‍♀️ I was banking on them being my million dollar find to finish my down payment of that ocean front property in Arizona. I could probably sell them for a buy one get one free deal with the low low price of .01 cent. 😎I have a bunch more silly questions that will follow. Hey, thanks for keeping me on track though.

  • ERingusERingus Posts: 128 ✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf
    @LanceNewmanOCC
    Thank you and let me also add I wasn’t trying to be offensive in my post. I was actually only joking. Let me also add I’m rich beyond measure, I do own the Golden Gate Bridge. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ This is a hobby of collection and for me to pass onto my grandkids not a hobby of getting rich quick. However if you find that secret can you pass it forward. Lol. I have a really ugly coin to look at but it has an error with the I and B in Liberty. They are connected with a line so it kinda like like a weird H.
    I have actually learned a lot just from this forum and have reduced my findings by about 3/4.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/DHhXQ71ZZfRHRVGp9

  • ERingusERingus Posts: 128 ✭✭✭

    @JBK Thank you for understanding. Not all newbies are just out to make a quick buck, at least not me. I find it extremely enjoyable and can spend 10-12 hours a day and lose track of time. I always learn better when something is pointed out or dismissed. It helps to know which path I should continue or stop. Thanks for your help!

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