What would you call this 1966 paper thin penny

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  1. Robert1395

    Robert1395 New Member

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  3. furryfrog02

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  4. cpm9ball

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    Can you post an image of the reverse?
     
  5. Robert Ransom

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  6. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    It's acid treated, as FF02 said -

    not much else to add
     
  7. paddyman98

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  8. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    It was the 1960s .... too much acid.
     
  9. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    fyi, put your coins on a flat white or black surface.
    The fabric has too much texture and the camera was focusing on the fabric and not the coin.
    And take the coin out of the plastic thing, it's lived it's life this far not being in one.
    I'd gather from the image you were laying down in bed and put the coin on your shirt.
     
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  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Duh, it's a penny dude
     
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    I have it's older brother . . . . and the same camera . . . . .



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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's damaged, by acid as stated several times. Only worth face value.

    Welcome to CT.
     
  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT @Robert1395. Your question was answered by several of our expert members, so nothing to add, other than this is a great place for you to get answers to your questions.
     
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  15. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    it's not as penny, it's a cent, the British use a penny, and that's not British!
     
  16. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard the CT Train. Hope you enjoy the ride. Lots of knowledgeable people here to help. :)
     
  17. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    Product of an acid-bath.
     
  18. MisterWD

    MisterWD Active Member

    I've seen this before. Somebody is grinding, filing, or otherwise wearing down a cent to make it work as a dime in a coin-op machine. Foolishness.... A lot of work for nine cents! I doubt if it even works in a modern machine.
     
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  19. Steve Shupe

    Steve Shupe New Member

    This looks like a typical coin that I sometimes find on the beach with my metal detector, eroded down from the surf action over many years. It could also be acid dipped as other readers have stated as that would have the same effect.
     
  20. Lembeck13

    Lembeck13 Member

    In respect for a dear friend who retrieved several "skinny pennies" (or "cents" for you insufferable numismatic pedants) from the sewers of Memphis, TN. This is not the result of acid or any other insidious/pointless human tampering - simply the steady, even erosion caused by countless sewer-bound Dixie downpours. Examples upon demand.
     
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  21. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter


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