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Thread: ODD "COIN JAR" PENNY HAS ME DUMBFOUNDED... THOUGHTS?

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    The edges where copper meets outside ring appear to have been soldered... Small but noticeable.

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    I am pretty sure that it is a dryer coin. Here is an image of a similar dryer coin from the internet. Almost every zinc cent that was in a dryer for a very long time shows the coin's underlying zinc on the edges, because after time in the dryer, the thin copper plating was heavily worn down and moved around.

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    Just search zinc dryer coin on Google Images to see more examples similar to the OP's.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=drye...n_Z6--ey9nq0M:
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    It is definitely a dryer coin, seen lots of them!
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    After looking at some of the dryer coins on Google I guess that is what it is. The coin surface is just to degraded to be anything else. The reduced OD should be the tip off.

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    Bang on a coin with a spoon, will create that effect.

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    DRYER COIN

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    READ HERE ALL ABOUT IT:
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    Last edited by WaterScoop; Mar 14, 2018 at 05:17 PM.
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