What happened to this 53 wheat?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Strike Vader, May 18, 2021.

  1. Strike Vader

    Strike Vader Member

    I can't explain the post mint damage on this one. It's like a chunk of metal from somewhere has been struck right into this 95% copper wheat. Maybe heat or extremely corrosive liquid. I give up, what did they do to this poor, innocent penny? :) Thanks again for any replies.

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  3. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Was soldered to something.
     
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  4. Strike Vader

    Strike Vader Member

    Interesting! Could have been from someone's crystal radio! 3 pennies and a low impedance speaker etc. good theory
     
  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I think the crystal sets were gone by then, no? Keep swinging. :)
     
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Sometimes we will never know but if anyone has any Idea, give a shout out .:happy:
     
  7. Strike Vader

    Strike Vader Member

    Was it used to mark the age of something? Like an engine?
     
  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll guess it was used in an old electrical box behind a screw in fuse. Quick way to have power till you could go get a new fuse. Not very safe but folks did it.
     
  9. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    Got hit by a really tiny meteorite!!! :hilarious::hilarious:
     
  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Zackly! Crater effect!
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    I've seen it many times in old houses that I worked on. Put a penny in the fuse box. Very dangerous, but, they did it plenty.
     
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