1937 USA penny with hole

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  1. Angela.Buchan

    Angela.Buchan New Member


    I was looking for comments on this 1937 Isa penny with a hole. The hole looks round one side but not the other. What are your thoughts?

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Altered Cent. Not a mint error of any kind unfortunately.
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  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Probably used as a washer on a P-40.........(devil)
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely damaged.
  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    It looks like someone drilled a 3/32 hole starting on the reverse and drilling toward the obverse with a dull drill or at a speed that was to slow for the size of the drill, only to have it punch through the obverse and leave a hole that is more of an hourglass shape that a round hole. This can be a common problem when using a hand held drill as aposed to a drill press.
    The coin looks to be worn down to a fine condition according to the wheat stakes on the revese, and not as much wear after the hole was made.
    Or a washer for a P-40.
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  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    LOL! Brilliant (languid) minds think alike........:)
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  8. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Ever use a holesaw drilling from one side only? Does quite a number on the other side in wood.
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