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Check out this molten lump o' Indians...

MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,526 ✭✭✭✭✭

I picked this up years ago at a local shop, It had come in with a huge collection of stuff.
The shop owner just gave it to me...
Hard to say for sure, but I think maybe it was done on purpose based on the bottom molten look, maybe set in a hot crucible?
I suppose it could have been in a house fire? I forgot about it for about a decade and just found it cleaning up in the garage.


  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, your name is appropriate


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  • GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,635 ✭✭✭✭

    Would make an interesting paperweight. I wonder what it would look like after going through a good sonic bath?


  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,526 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GaCoinGuy said:
    Would make an interesting paperweight. I wonder what it would look like after going through a good sonic bath?

    That's not a bad idea... it's pretty crusty.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would remove the dust, dirt and crud, dip it to make it bright, then use it as a paperweight/curio on my desk. Cheers, RickO

  • hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did you look for varieties or key dates ? :D

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And try not to scratch them up! Please show us the after. Good luck. Peace Roy

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,708 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is actually a rare 'error"! ;)

    All glory is fleeting.
  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beats the heck out of a parking lot find! ;-)

    Seriously though... my grandfather kept Indian Head Cents in a coffee can during the Depression. Anytime he'd get one in change at the soda fountain he worked... into the can it would go. If there was ever a fire, I'd imagine this is what they might look like... thanks for sharing...

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  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 4,995 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am getting an impression from the beyond …

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,988 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One could call that "lumpy"

  • fathomfathom Posts: 1,431 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 19, 2022 9:58PM

    Yes hold them by the edge only please. Geez.

    That is a pretty cool lump.

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