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  1. dlp_dlp21

    dlp_dlp21 always and forever

    Lucky penny looks fake but couldnt find any info on this piece some that look like it but not this one
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Do you really think that someone would try to produce a counterfeit of an ordinary penny? ~ Chris
     
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  4. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    Normally no. But maybe it's made of plastic, or a cheaper metal? You can see the face of Lincoln looks flattened, and the details aren't right. In the front, it says "In God We Trusi" also, on the back, Lincoln isn't sitting in in the middle of the memorial building. Another thing, look at Lincolns hair. The details of it are way off. And then, the stairs are gone and the last letter of America on the reverse is off. Looks like a fake to me.
     
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a Las Vegas Souvenir
     
  6. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Active Member

    Interesting, but his hairdo and Trusi really makes it look fake to me.
     
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  7. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

    No FG initials...souvenir, promotion item intentionally made this way to avoid any liabilities...such as counterfeiting....
     
  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I grant you that the cent doesn't look like others, but why would they bother to reproduce it when it's just a cent? Is it possible the token was also stamped facsimiles with the with the token? Is it really two separate pieces?
     
  9. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

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  10. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

    Lawtoad, great research....museum of science and industry in Chicago had a machine that would punch these out on site...senior memory moment....
     
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Look at the Obverse and Reverse really good.. That is not a real US Minted Cent.
    Interesting souvenir!
    Look at that Memorial Building and the word AMERICA o_O:hilarious:
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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Interesting find. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  14. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Sorry, I should have been more explicit in my comment. I was merely pointing out that it made no sense to counterfeit this penny since it was so common, but my comment had nothing to do with whether or not it was real. ~ Chris
     
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  15. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Cheaper to make everything in one place than ship a couple of kegs of cents over to China.
     
  16. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Cheaper to make everything in one place than ship a couple of kegs of cents over to China.
     
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  17. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Sad when you can't get a real one cent!
     
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  18. whopper64

    whopper64 Active Member

    You'd think though that all they would have had to do was exchange money with a bank in China, or as with the Chinese, the reproduction was cheaper than 1c to make! Wonder what the composition is made of.
     
  19. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Interesting good eye paddy no lincoln!
     
  20. JeffC

    JeffC Mind Your Thoughts Supporter

    I know the guy who makes this. His girlfriend's name is ERICA. And that's why he couldn't use a real penny. He needed one where the "AM" in America is smaller than the "ERICA."
     
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    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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