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    Familiar eagle -- unfamiliar item

    Found this thin penny size fragment embossed with an eagle similar (if not, identical) to the eagle on the depicted half quarter. This is definitely not a coin, however, and when you flip it, you can see the same embossing in reverse (it's that thin). Is there any kind of button that bears this eagle or could this be the face or veneer to a counterfeit coin? I'm not an expert on counterfeits. Finally, I'm not even sure what kind of metal this is, only to say I don't think it's brass and that it doesn't respond to a magnet. Thanks for any insight.
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    Re: Familiar eagle -- unfamiliar item

    Thinking a counterfeit. (brockage) Although I would think it would have been cast, so might squash that theory. If they struck mixed metal counterfeits like that I'll stick with my first thought.

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    Re: Familiar eagle -- unfamiliar item

    counterfeit seems likely
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  4. #4
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    Jan 2010
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    Re: Familiar eagle -- unfamiliar item

    Thanks all. I'm green checking this as brockage and salute IP for the solve.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brockage

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    Re: Familiar eagle -- unfamiliar item

    I'll second IP's identification. Cast counterfeit, and probably made of pewter.
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