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I went out Monday for about an hour to one of my usual fields and popped this item. I honestly think its a lead coin but have never found anything like this in any of my fields, or if they even exist around here. Any input would be appreciated and don't worry about hurting my feelings on the coin idea.

It is out-of-round & measures 32.4mm to 35.0mm & is 1.1 to 1.5 mm thick, I didn't weigh because it has a hard crust on it & wouldn't be very accurate. I can see a slight impression on one side and reeding on about 40%.

Thank in advance for the help, Greg
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Does look like reeding, can't make out anything else..
 
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Was it found in an area of any civil war activity? I mean if it’s lead I’ve found poker chips found that we’re hammered from a bullet, and I’ve even found tokens that were from smashed bullets, albeit some of the lead coins I found looks as if someone took a token and laid it down and smashed a bullet on top of it. The letters were punched into the lead and the real coins and tokens had raised lettering
 
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Was it found in an area of any civil war activity? I mean if it’s lead I’ve found poker chips found that we’re hammered from a bullet, and I’ve even found tokens that were from smashed bullets, albeit some of the lead coins I found looks as if someone took a token and laid it down and smashed a bullet on top of it. The letters were punched into the lead and the real coins and tokens had raised lettering

Thanks for the reply Civil_war22, no action here but could have been brought home by a soldier, food for thought
 
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Thanks for the reply Civil_war22, no action here but could have been brought home by a soldier, food for thought

I’ve seen them travel home with them, I’ve seen them 100 miles or more away from a battlefield. My great grandma had a chest that came across the River from Fort Smith, and she never knew there was a secret hiding spot in it till I found it, and it had confederate money in it, and a hand written letter by a confederate soldier.
 
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The reeding looks to be on a diagonal whereas a real coins reeding is perpendicular to the obverse/reverse. The shape of it leads me to believe it was pried out of something else.
 
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Have you soaked it in some olive oil or anything yet?
 
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I found a quarter that looked just like this that had been through a lawn mower
 
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The reeding looks to be on a diagonal whereas a real coins reeding is perpendicular to the obverse/reverse. The shape of it leads me to believe it was pried out of something else.

Thanks fyrffytr1, you are correct the reading is diagonal & your thought is a possibility, thanks for the input
 
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Have you soaked it in some olive oil or anything yet?

I have only soaked it in peroxide so far, in the next day or so I will move it to olive oil. When I give up on it I will post a final picture if it has changed at all. Thanks, Greg
 
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I have only soaked it in peroxide so far, in the next day or so I will move it to olive oil. When I give up on it I will post a final picture if it has changed at all. Thanks, Greg

I’ve tried peroxide, I’ve done electrolysis, I’ve done it all. Olive oil works great on crusty coins, but you have to really watch it because it will eat into the patina really quickly.
 
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