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  1. #1

    Mar 2007
    New Hampshire
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    Unknown coin

    My first find with my DFX and I haven't a clue where it came from or how it ended up in my yard. No pic put I'll describe as best as I can.
    Its about the size of a penny, looks like a penny.
    On the left face it says 10 centavos.
    On the right face it says 2 1/1 or 2 1/4 Gramos, can't tell if it a 1 or 4.
    Back of coin to worn to read.
    Date on coin 1981.

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    Re: Unknown coin

    Welcome to T-Net!

    I'm going to try and help right up to the point someone comes alond and actually DOES help! LOL

    Dominican Republic, I think... looking for good picture, and am having trouble with that so maybe I'm wrong. And, with that description... are you possitive you have the date correct?

    ALso try posting in the coin forum here...

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    Re: Unknown coin

    McDonalds ran a program back in the 80's where they gave away South American coins to celebrate their "Fiesta Burger" and ther salad line.



    I was wondering myself why I'd find coins from Venezuala or what-have-you in some little park or playground. Then I recalled this giveaway.

    Zillions of coins entered the pockets of kids this way.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

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    Re: Unknown coin

    Charlie... very cool! I don't remember that at all... but it sure would explain it! Do you think there are MD'rs in Puru wondering about that 1980 dime?

  5. #5

    Mar 2007
    New Hampshire
    White's DFX
    13

    Re: Unknown coin

    I'll post a pic later to night, just got off work and am headed for the beach.

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    Mar 2006
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    Re: Unknown coin

    Opened Charlies coin.

    That particular giveaway program from McDonald's started in 1988.

    dcrooksjr's coin is dated 1981.

    Like Montana Jim I was not aware of that promotional item. Thanks! Charlie.

    Tony
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  7. #7

    Mar 2007
    New Hampshire
    White's DFX
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    Re: Unknown coin

    Still no pic better description below, coin most likely worthless but that doesn't concern me, I just gotta know where it came from.

    Date:1981
    Size: About a penny
    On the face: Man in a suit and bow-tie facing straight ahead
    On the left face: 10 Centavos
    On the right face: 2 1/2 Gramos
    Reverse: Appears to be a bell, their are plants on both sides of the bell looking object,one appears to be an olive branch, the other looks like a fern, just a guess.
    One ribbon above the bell, and one below the bell separated into three sections, words unreadable.

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    Re: Unknown coin

    Like I said above, Dominican Republic.

    Example of your coin in the 25 cent variety pictured... is this it?

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  9. #9

    Mar 2007
    New Hampshire
    White's DFX
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    Re: Unknown coin

    Thats it perfect match.
    thanks for the id.

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    Re: Unknown coin

    Quote Originally Posted by dcrooksjr
    Thats it perfect match.
    thanks for the id.
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  11. #11

    Mar 2007
    New Hampshire
    White's DFX
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    Re: Unknown coin

    Charlie's theory seems correct about the give away. The coin is 1981, the give a way started in 1988, coins tend to have a long life. We can still find coins from the 60's and the 70's in our common pocket change, so the chances of McDonalds obtaining a coin that was only eight years old at the time seems highly possible.

 

 

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