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Old 09-12-2018, 11:54 PM
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I went detecting today up along the river and found this coin. When I got home I tried looking it up on the Internet but couldn't find one like it anywhere It is identical on both sides and has a smooth edge with no reeding or words. The only coin I can find like it is the reverse side of the Sacajawea Dollar, but this one is the same on both sides. Anyone ever saw one like this or know what it is? I see in 2002 the mint messed up & accidentally struck a couple thousand of these. The book says these were not for “general population”. Who knows, maybe this is one of them!
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:34 AM
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Perhaps a magician's or huckster's coin. Where they make a double sided coin. I found a wheatie once, where each side was a "tails". And when looking at the seam, you could plainly see where some huckster had grinded/sanded off half a coin, and connected two "tails" to each other.

But in your case, there is seemingly no connection/seam. That could be attributed to modern day jewelry methods of leaving no trace of soldering/connections. There is modern day computerized metallurgy solder methods that are ssssoooo accurate, you can practically remove or add a mint mark, for example, that is undetected to the naked eye.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:44 AM
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I agree with Tom, I think its a magicians coin. Cool find!

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Old 09-13-2018, 08:57 AM
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so THAT's how they do it!!!

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Is it just me, or does it look like the first coin has been double stamped?
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here's a place that carries them:


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Old 09-13-2018, 11:45 AM
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Cool find.....

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Cool find...
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:16 PM
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Machinist on air force base in my town make similar coins all the time for practice and goof off. they mill out the coin inside leaving a outside ring and one side. then they mill down another the right thickness and remove the outside and then press them together. the tolerances are very tight and you need a loop to see the seam on a good one. these guys are excellent machinists for airplane parts which have very close tolerances. they also have nice equipment.

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Cool find, be nice if it actually was a mint error!

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Put it in a cup and shake it.... It may come apart. My 50 cent piece does, and has a different coin inside.
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Nice one for the trophy case...or to practice being a "huckster" with.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Perhaps a magician's or huckster's coin.
"Huckster" ? Where did you learn that word? Do you still get your pots patched and knives sharpened by a traveling Tinker? Do you enlist a Farrier to get your mules shod, Do you take your Birkenstocks to a Cobbler for a retread? I suspect you have a Cooper make you a wooden bucket? Does a Paper Boy deliver the daily at your house? Does your milk come in glass bottles on your porch? Are there Tramps hanging around in the alley? Do you have Witch Hazel based potions, unguents and ointments in your medicine cabinet? Is your nightsoil harvested by a guy with a wagon? Coal delivered?

Huckster! You gotta be 120yrs old!

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Old 09-14-2018, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Mud-puppy View post
"Huckster" ? Where did you learn that word? Do you still get your pots patched and knives sharpened by a traveling Tinker? Do you enlist a Farrier to get your mules shod, Do you take your Birkenstocks to a Cobbler for a retread? I suspect you have a Cooper make you a wooden bucket? Does a Paper Boy deliver the daily at your house? Does your milk come in glass bottles on your porch? Are there Tramps hanging around in the alley? Do you have Witch Hazel based unguents and ointments in your medicine cabinet? Is your nightsoil harvested by a guy with a wagon? Coal delivered?

Huckster! You gotta be 120yrs old!
Mud-puppy strikes again !

Cool find goldpanin nut ! I found one of those in a quarter denomination many years back . If you looked real close though , you could see one side was from a 1970 quarter the other a 1979 .



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Originally Posted by Mud-puppy View post
"Huckster" ? Where did you learn that word? Do you still get your pots patched and knives sharpened by a traveling Tinker? Do you enlist a Farrier to get your mules shod, Do you take your Birkenstocks to a Cobbler for a retread? I suspect you have a Cooper make you a wooden bucket? Does a Paper Boy deliver the daily at your house? Does your milk come in glass bottles on your porch? Are there Tramps hanging around in the alley? Do you have Witch Hazel based unguents and ointments in your medicine cabinet? Is your nightsoil harvested by a guy with a wagon? Coal delivered?

Huckster! You gotta be 120yrs old!
I was wondering how old Tom was too.

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Old 09-14-2018, 09:50 AM
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My grandma used to say after my dad dropped her off..."Thanks for the buggy ride"

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Old 09-14-2018, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by metaladdict View post
My grandma used to say after my dad dropped her off..."Thanks for the buggy ride"
"If the milk clabbers by noon, the bugs will be biting soon"

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Originally Posted by metaladdict View post
I was wondering how old Tom was too.
Right? I bet he still gets his ice in big blocks with a saw out on a frozen lake...Bet he stores it all summer down in a hole filled with sawdust! Bet he wears underpants made out of Gingham!! Bet he puts Molasses on his sourdough pancakes! Bet he reads the Forum and the Sears catalog by a Kerosene lamp!

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Old 09-14-2018, 10:01 AM
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" A stitch in time saves nine " .
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Soil Surgeon View post
" A stitch in time saves nine " .
Now thats an interesting and appropriate quote SS! We find thimbles!
Evidently, they were a commonly carried item back in the day..a person had to have a sewing kit to make in field garment repairs...A guy just couldnt run on down to Walmart for a new shirt..

I wonder how many people have a thimble or sewing kit carried daily?..Hell, you cant get on a plane with a knife or a pair of scissors or even a fingernail file anymore, so I suspect its 1 out of 100,000 who even knows what a thimble is... in America...

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