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The worst cent I have ever received

gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

Got this in change. Looks like an experiment by emerald.



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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    Got this in change. Looks like an experiment by emerald.



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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obv pic was horrible here's a better one.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lermish It could be one of those 1792

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    silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i have gotten the ones that someone took a sharp tool to and defaced them or ones that look like someone was hungry and munched on the coin

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    CoffeeTimeCoffeeTime Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    Looks like my sons science experiment with a coin.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hurry up and spend it before it blows away! 😂 🤣

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    JMS1223JMS1223 Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 9, 2022 6:06PM

    I have seen worse with the zinc cents. I pick them up off the street sometimes and they are completely scraped off like a train ran over them. You can’t make out any details but can tell it’s a cent by the size and part of the copper plating showing.

    They are actually no longer redeemable as I had a few I tried to spend and they wouldn’t take them saying that they wouldn’t fit in a coin roll and machine will reject it due to rough edges. No big deal as it was only three cents but still interesting the damage was so bad it made them no longer legal tender.

    This is an example of what one looked like. NOT my photo. Found on google images to illustrate my example.

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    AbehunterAbehunter Posts: 286 ✭✭✭

    Got a 1930 s today from bank roll,front great ,back looks like that coin

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,275 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    Obv pic was horrible here's a better one.

    Oh better pic, now I see that it's a 1980 DDO. Great luck.
    Jim


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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JMS1223 said:
    I have seen worse with the zinc cents. I pick them up off the street sometimes and they are completely scraped off like a train ran over them. You can’t make out any details but can tell it’s a cent by the size and part of the copper plating showing.

    They are actually no longer redeemable as I had a few I tried to spend and they wouldn’t take them saying that they wouldn’t fit in a coin roll and machine will reject it due to rough edges. No big deal as it was only three cents but still interesting the damage was so bad it made them no longer legal tender.

    This is an example of what one looked like. NOT my photo. Found on google images to illustrate my example.

    Looks like a late Monet.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @messydesk more like a Picasso.

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,849 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had one like that I found under a muddy floormat in my pickup.

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    HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gumbo, do you live on or near the Gulf Coast?..... Anywhere between Houston, Texas and Miami Florida?...... That's a common looking penny around there. Just asking.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,457 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ah the perfect thread for:
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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like a rare error to me! ;)

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hydrant no Im in Boston. I did visit the Gulf coast thou. My dad lives in Florida.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,894 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see several corroded zincolns in the register tills and I put them in the deposit drop envelopes. Hopefully the banks dispose of them properly.

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    A frequent question on metal detecting forums is “what to do with crusty zincolns”. My answer is to put them in your trash pouch with the rest of the junk for the garbage can. But some of these cheap, stupid SOB’s will sneak them into coin rolls and take them to a bank. They also will take the dirty clad coins they find and drop them in vending machines and then hit the coin return button, which drops a different coin back. Would be bad enough if they had actually bought something with them and supported the poor vendor but instead they just make their problem his problem. Hope I never become that desperate for 35 cents.

    Pennies in this condition should be tossed in the trash can.

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    emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,042 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 10, 2022 3:11AM

    Now this is the show and I'll tell ya what
    Remember the scene in Jaws 1 ?
    "I got that beat"
    Broke my heart at a glance.

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    "We are", quality control.

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    OP said they got the coin in their change and I was merely sharing one of the ways this happens. What I said hardly rises to the level of trash talk and name calling but if I somehow hurt your feelings I’m sorry. I guess.

    @pocketpiececommems said:
    johnthepainter I think that maybe this isn't the forum to be using your trash talk and name calling.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JohnThePainter I think that was a play on words by the other poster meant to be funny.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gotta be ready for dat double entendre! Peace Roy

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 10, 2022 4:13AM

    @emeraldATV said:
    Now this is the show and I'll tell ya what
    Remember the scene in Jaws 1 ?
    "I got that beat"

    Which scene in "Jaws 1"? 🤔

    By coincidence I watched it recently, although it was originally just called "Jaws". :p

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    emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When , at night , they bonded so to say, by showing their scars with a personal description added.
    <3:'(

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 10, 2022 4:37AM

    @emeraldATV said:
    When , at night , they bonded so to say, by showing their scars with a personal description added.
    <3:'(

    Ah, yes. I remember it well.

    It was a good history lesson for the kids when Quint talked about being on the USS Indianapolis.

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    Cranium_Basher73Cranium_Basher73 Posts: 2,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I froze a zinc cent in liquid nitrogen over 20 years ago when I was in the navy. I then hit it with a hammer. Just a love tap, not like I was hitting a nail or bellowing like some Norse god. It just shattered and crumbled.

    Throw a coin enough times, and suppose one day it lands on its edge.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like we've moved from hunting parking lots to hunting in garbage disposals! Wow, that's beat up! Impressive! ;-)

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    dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 12, 2022 6:42PM

    Here's a Zincoln I found recently. It was scraped, and there are now patches of purple, red and green crystals growing on it... It actually sparkles, but that doesn't show in the photos.

    Young Numismatist

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    CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 11, 2022 12:24AM

    Sometimes I scrape cents that look like these out of the coin star. I spend them on my next purchase. Never a problem. Most cashiers don’t even give them a second look.

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    Well in that case I’m glad I didn’t say ‘eat my shorts dude’ 😂. I’ve only been around here a bit more than a week and wasn’t sure yet if you fellas had a funny bone or not.

    @gumby1234 said:
    @JohnThePainter I think that was a play on words by the other poster meant to be funny.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obverse:

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reverse:

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lermish said:
    Is that a 55 DDO or a 09-S VDB? ;)

    14 d :'(

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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,181 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Should polish out..... :D

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,407 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm surprised we haven't seen any cents with added mint marks. It doesn't get worse than that. :o

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    Stingray63Stingray63 Posts: 299 ✭✭✭

    Luv this thread. Other than a flat cent off the railroad tracks where you can barely make out the Memorial reverse, haven't seen such lovely pennies before.

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Parking lot coin, I have lots of them

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Treashunt Worse than parking lot finds. I could probably snap it in half with my fingers.

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here’s one I like.
    Probably just a dryer coin but kinda cool 😉🦫🙀


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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,407 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jzyskowski1 said:
    Here’s one I like.
    Probably just a dryer coin but kinda cool 😉🦫🙀


    Artificial wear. Someone rubbed it on a piece of sandpaper or a sidewalk.

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    silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭✭✭

    looks like some coins i get back in change sometimes

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    SnapsSnaps Posts: 187 ✭✭✭✭

    @Jzyskowski1 If you need a washing machine coin to go with your dryer coin, I found this one in the washing machine. I know it's not a matching set, but it is a newer model. Your in luck because we are having a scratch and dent sale this month.

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