Train Track Cent?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Jersey magic man, Apr 8, 2021 at 12:43 PM.

  1. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    All I can see is the date. Looks like someone put this cent on a RR track and everything except the date took a direct rollover.

    Anyone else have any RR track coins (or trolley track coins for us ancient folk) that are readable?

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Since its actually got a date-the only thing that survived lol i would say yes because of the shape and its from the 60's.
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    What a unique find. I have a small box of "RR Coins" that a friend gave me, but I would have to go through all of them to see if there are any with a just the date undamaged. Definitely a neat conversation piece.
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Here is one that I put on the track back in the 50's. No date though. Train Penny Rev.jpg Train Penny.jpg
  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    First coin I ever found with a metal detector. 3.1 grams. Located within 50 ft.
    of am old discontinued spur.
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  9. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Draped Bust, no date. Obverse is obliterated.
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  10. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Here’s mine. What’s it worth? Lol...

  11. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    There's an Amtrak Pacific Surfliner track through Montecito that I place a lincoln on every time I walk across the tracks to get to Butterfly Beach. I've yet to find it after the train passes. What's the trick to finding the coins after they've been flattened?

    I do remember it was never a problem when we did it as kids growing up in New Orleans. What's changed? lol
  12. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I’ve often thought of that myself. I’ve no present recollection of how I found mine but I did. We’d do this quite a lot as kids. You just have to keep your eye on it then scour through that general area after the train passes. I think we’d find ours, or at least most of them.
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  13. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Here's mine,found it in a roll of quarters before but I'm sure its a nickel. 20210407_211140.jpg 20210407_211147.jpg
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  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Yeah, that’s one. Take it from an expert, lol. Cool find rolled, though...
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  15. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

  16. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Why? they would have just been worth face value, just like todays base metal coins.
  17. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    If you hoarded them and now have them today and your alive its worth it.
  18. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    I've got a really nice cent somewhere I think, I'll look around for it on the weekend. I think everything is readable if I remember correctly. put it on the tracks and found it right after myself.

    the train did not derail....
  19. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I put a dime on top of a penny, then put them on the track. Waited for the train to go by but I never found them. they must have stuck to the wheel, I guess. I never did it again.
  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    But who want to hoard all their money and then wait nearly 60 years to get any use out of it?
  21. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    That's what the adults said would happen. Probably just trying to keep us kids from getting close to trains. Obviously the chances of a derail didn't deter us.
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