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    4 coin sized painted (?) metal things

    I found these for coin-like objects in an area where an old house stood. It was maybe 30 feet off of a railroad tracks. The house has been gone for 20 years. The house has been built around 1906. Very nasty, buggy area. There’s not much traffic at all. I found them in four different locations maybe 10-12 feet away from each other. They all look like they are copper. All are slightly thinner than a coin. Two are slightly bigger than a nickel. The other two are slightly bigger than a quarter. I don’t see any writing. They were 5-6” deep. Normally I thought these are punch outs from an electric junction box. But why do some appeared to be painted? And also copper? Very strange.

    Has anybody found anything like this? Ideas?
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    My first thought was they're pennies that have been squished on the tracks by the train, I used to do that when I was a kid.

    But their 'coatings' look almost like they've been baked on?

    Dave
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    sign relfectors ?
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    It seems likely to me that they are samples/practice for someone doing jewelry enameling. The one with brush strokes looks particularly similar to a lot of enameled jewelry that was made in the 50-70s. I have taken classes in this material and one inch copper rounds are a very common starting point for projects and just for practice/testing. Perhaps a child was playing with someones scraps and they got dispersed in that way.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=mid+...w=1536&bih=746
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    Hi Dave,
    The coatings do look that way. Especially the yellow and orange one. If you look closely at the one that appears to have no coding it appears as though somebody drew a scripted letter R onto it.

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    They are pretty small. About the size of a nickel or quarter.

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    OK, son & son, i am amazed at your answer. I have no idea if you are right or wrong but I am stunned at how close some of the examples of enameled copper circles look like what I found.

    I would not have even posted this had I only found one of these. The circumstances in which I found them made me wonder whether they were some thing unusual. When I found the first one I was excited because I thought it was a coin. When I realized it was not I was disappointed but I saved it. Then I found the second one. I thought it was a coincidence that it was similar to the first. About 20 minutes later I found the third. Again I was disappointed that it was not a coin. It was so hot and humid I thought that the heat was affecting me. When I found the fourth I stopped and pulled out the other three. I had to laugh. I actually thought that it was getting heatstroke. I gave up went home and had a beer.
    ...Your answer sounds like the best so far.
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    my mother used to make those in the 1930's, they were a school craft project on enameling. Often made on pennies and often fashioned into earrings. Always made on copper and fired in a simple small jewelry kiln. We were still making those in school in the 60's at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemac View Post
    my mother used to make those in the 1930's, they were a school craft project on enameling. Often made on pennies and often fashioned into earrings. Always made on copper and fired in a simple small jewelry kiln. We were still making those in school in the 60's at least.
    Quote Originally Posted by unclemac View Post
    my mother used to make those in the 1930's, they were a school craft project on enameling. Often made on pennies and often fashioned into earrings. Always made on copper and fired in a simple small jewelry kiln. We were still making those in school in the 60's at least.
    Son&son confirmed by unclemac is overwhelming evidence! You guys are GOOD! I never would have figured this out without your expertise. You’ve turned a find probably headed to the garbage into pseudo-artwork find.
    Gonna mark it solved.
    Thanks!
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