🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Need help with a copper

JohnnyMac

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Diameter of about 27mm. I can cout 5 rings or circles on one side the other side is smooth. Thanks
 

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DCMatt

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I looked at this for a while and came up empty. Obviously, it was in the ground for a long time. I looked at a number of the major popular currencies of the world in the 18th C but didn't see anything with circles like that on it. It may be a token. :dontknow:

Just FYI... Please don't take photos of coins or relics in you hand. Lay them on a flat surface. That gives your auto-focusing camera a better chance at seeing details on the item rather than trying to focus on your fingers and fingerprints.
 
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My first thought was that it's a merchant token attempting to replicate a 1787 Fugio Cent. :icon_scratch:
 

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JohnnyMac

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My first thought was that it's a merchant token attempting to replicate a 1787 Fugio Cent. :icon_scratch:
Could be. I found flattened lage cent in the same field. It looked like it was put on the train tracks. Idk. Imteresting none the less.
 
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DCMatt

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Could be. I found flattened lage cent in the same field. It looked like it was put on the train tracks. Idk. Imteresting none the less.
I'd like to see a picture of that flattened largie. Never seen one run over by a train...
 
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If you're stuck and all other avenues just leave you with a slick Rick, you can try the acid trick. Apply a slow eating copper acid, letting it sit for a few minutes then wash it. Repeat as necessary. The die the coin is struck in compresses the low spots of the coin more than the raised parts, making the low spots harder. The acid will eat away faster on the softer parts, leaving an image of the coin. Did this on a silver coin once, finding out it was an older young Elizabeth fish scale (different acid for silver).
 
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I have some like this and are smooth on both sides :(
 
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