Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by AlexHeaton, May 20, 2019.
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I think that is an excellent guess. Rail Token. Can you read the date?
it looks like 197 something to the naked eye
is that a common thing to have happen? why would someone do that
To sell on Etsy and eBay for $$ to the uninformed. Jim
yes its common, and for same reason someone would put a coin to a grinding wheel...boredom..
Wow, that's just... wow.
Can you tell what the type is?
It is copper and it weighs in at 3.g. My best estimation is a Lincoln Cent.
The tracks (spur) where it was located have been out of service for more than 40 years.
Maybe it was a Wheatie. Not that that makes any difference, but I always liked to scry out the faintest details on my mystery metal detector finds. Found a rough slug of a copper in an old colonial (Rev War era) sand road bed, once. Almost zero detail left on it, but from the diameter and the faintest ghost of a portrait on it (which was only visible at certain angles to the light), I surmised that it was a French copper of Louis XV.
Love those little puzzling mysteries, sometimes.
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