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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2012
    Delaware
    Whites Prizm 5G
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    Painted Wheat Penny!!

    I found a yellow painted wheat penny with the number 2 stamped into the front of it. Anyone have any idea why some one would do this or what it could have been used for?

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    us
    Diggin up TEXAS!

    Sep 2009
    Fort Worth,Texas
    CTX 3030 / AT PRO / Etrac w/ NEL
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    ive seen those done for Club hunts before..Cool find

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2012
    Southeastern PA
    Excalibur II Garret Pro-Pointer
    43
    15 times
    Metal Detecting
    Hey Blackbyrd,

    Hard to say exactly. But, you will periodically find other painted coins, particularly quarters. It used to be that most diners had juke boxes. When business was slow the waitresses would play music. But, to save money they would paint the coins with nail polish. Then, when the machine was emptied, the owner would give the money back. So, the waitresses would play for free.

    I've seen painted pennies before, but not with numbers stamped on them.

    Nice find!

    Chuckie
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    Coin Collector 50+ years. Life member ANA, ANS.
    Metal detectorist 20+ years, mostly NJ and DE beaches.
    CRH since 1968.

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  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2012
    Dela-Where?
    DX Surfmaster PI
    5
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by blackbyrd86 View Post
    I found a yellow painted wheat penny with the number 2 stamped into the front of it. Anyone have any idea why some one would do this or what it could have been used for?
    Where did you find it at?
    Tony

 

 

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