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Is there any way this could be caused as a mint error or is this guaranteed run over by a train ?

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    Or a press

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,406 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 17, 2017 7:41PM

    It's a train run over. I did it (not the OP) and gave them to my grandkids.

    Pete

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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    train track coin

  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Train track coin. I see 194? as the date.

  • BaleyBaley Posts: 22,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely train, have many similar.

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  • itsnotjustmeitsnotjustme Posts: 8,777 ✭✭✭

    I did that often as a kid. Clearly a train track coin.

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  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,796 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this or has crossed your mind but I think this is the work of a those damn organ grinder monkey's . I've seen this before, it's ugly what they do.

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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe it has been damaged by the City of New Orleans.

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

    junk

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  • ColonelJessupColonelJessup Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 18, 2017 5:30AM

    @mannie gray said:
    I believe it has been damaged by the City of New Orleans.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep... sure looks like a train track cent.... we did that as kids....only when we had an extra coin... after all, a cent could buy a penny candy.... ;) ... Cheers, RickO

  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Finally, an affordable 1943 bronze cent!

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  • WoodenJeffersonWoodenJefferson Posts: 6,491 ✭✭✭✭

    Rail Road kill

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  • WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a terminal case of rail road rim.

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  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    .....Well I ride on a Mailtrain babe,
    .....you can't buy a thrill................
    .....I've been up all night,
    .....leanin' on your windowsill.

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well said, Fred. I've heard of people pinching pennies, but that coin is RIDICULOUS.

    Pete

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  • ColonelJessupColonelJessup Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 18, 2017 3:33PM

    @BuffaloIronTail said:
    Well said, Fred. I've heard of people pinching pennies, but that coin is RIDICULOUS.

    Pete

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was almost certainly made by some mischievous or bored kid, but coins squished by trains can have some real value if the train was something significant. Cents crushed by Lincoln's funeral train are eagerly collected, for example. Somewhere I have a coin crushed by a train that carried the King and Queen while on a visit to Canada in the 1930s. The key, of course, is to have some reasonably believable documentation of provenance with the coin.

  • RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe it has a 'railroad rim?'

  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FredWeinberg said:
    .....Well I ride on a Mailtrain babe,
    .....you can't buy a thrill................
    .....I've been up all night,
    .....leanin' on your windowsill.

    It takes a lot to laugh.....

  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    It was almost certainly made by some mischievous or bored kid, but coins squished by trains can have some real value if the train was something significant. Cents crushed by Lincoln's funeral train are eagerly collected, for example. Somewhere I have a coin crushed by a train that carried the King and Queen while on a visit to Canada in the 1930s. The key, of course, is to have some reasonably believable documentation of provenance with the coin.

    I have a cent crushed by the Loch Ness Monster when it was on its way to visit Bigfoot.

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  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    .....it takes a Train to cry....

    (glad someone besides the Colonel
    got the reference!)

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  • stashstash Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭

    @Overdate said:

    @JBK said:
    It was almost certainly made by some mischievous or bored kid, but coins squished by trains can have some real value if the train was something significant. Cents crushed by Lincoln's funeral train are eagerly collected, for example. Somewhere I have a coin crushed by a train that carried the King and Queen while on a visit to Canada in the 1930s. The key, of course, is to have some reasonably believable documentation of provenance with the coin.

    I have a cent crushed by the Loch Ness Monster when it was on its way to visit Bigfoot.

    COA available on request.

    I think this guy got a hold of it .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_RxtnTPmlA

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