very worn thin penny

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Laurie B, Jan 27, 2023.

  1. Laurie B

    Laurie B Active Member

    worn down penny front.jpg worn down penny side 2.jpg worn down penny side view.jpg worn penny 6.jpg worn penny back 4.jpg worn penny.jpg I have had this penny for many years. It is an interesting one very worn and weight is 2.51 grams. I am sure it weighed more since it is smaller than a normal penny. You can see the date 19 and maybe a 7 for the 3rd number. It is very smooth and just an interesting penny.
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  3. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    There are collectors who like well worn coins. Some of them even have registry sets.
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  4. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  5. Laurie B

    Laurie B Active Member

    Penny Loafer reminds me of my shoes my made me wear in my younger days. I always had a penny in them.
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  6. Laurie B

    Laurie B Active Member

    Wow I did not know that. I have kept it because it was so interesting to me and I had never seen one like it. I came across it today trying to organize my pennies.
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  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I don't think your coin has normal circulation wear on it. The wear patterns do not match a normally worn cent. There is just to much of the rim gone. All coins wear flat from normal circulation wear. It does not look like it has been filed/sanded down to its present size.
    I think it is possible that it was struck on a thin planchet, making it an error coin.
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  8. Laurie B

    Laurie B Active Member

    Thanks I will research that and hopefully learn more about that error. I am glad I saved that penny.:happy:
  9. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Think that one was used in many a pair
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  11. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

    Looks like it has been loose in a dryer for a long time, trapped and rotated with one face against the edge. If your dryer makes "dinging" noise, almost always one being rubbed down. Jim
  12. Mr. Numismatist

    Mr. Numismatist Active Member

    I agree. I found a dime in the dryer once that looked very similar to your coin.
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