Found in the same box...

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  1. dollar

    dollar Junior Member

    Both of these were in the same box. Quite a difference on how long they held up in circulation. 1939obv.jpg 1939rev.jpg
     
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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm guessing that that 1939 wasn't actually circulating all those years -- it looks like it was on vacation for most of that time, or at least a nice cushy desk job. But it looks like there's at least one ding on the reverse that would've lit the fuse on a Zincoln -- the coin on the right may well have started its decay with a ding smaller than that.
     
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    :jawdrop::hilarious: The one on the right probably came from @paddyman98 's pouch while he was metal detecting. :smuggrin:
     
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  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Just a reflection of those lousy Zincoln cents.
     
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  6. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    Our wise government minds at work thinking up coins that self destruct after a few years
     
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  7. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    The Z was chewed up and spit out!
     
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  8. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I think the '39 barely has 15 years of circulation time on it.
    The 199x could have as little as 6 months.
     
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  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    American ingenuity don't ya know. Better to be the goose than to get goosed, know what I mean.
     
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  10. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    What's really sad is the US Mint strikes the Lincoln cents they put in proof sets with the same crap metal. You would think with how much they charge for proof set they could use the original composition. I wonder if anyone has had they cents start to corrode in their proof sets.
     
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