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Interresting 2 cent coin

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:55 pm
by Mattju
Hello everybody :)
Recently i found this 2 cent coin. It looks like it was mistakenly coined out of the material what 10 and 20 cent coins are out of. Is it rare or a collectable piece or something very common. Thank you for your answers and have a nice day :)

Re: Interresting 2 cent coin

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:32 pm
by siriusLT
Is it magnetic?

Re: Interresting 2 cent coin

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:49 pm
by Mattju
Yes it is, little less magnetic than the original.

Re: Interresting 2 cent coin

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:58 am
by RKPLt
In case, it has same edge, as regular 2 cent coins (groove in middle) - somebody tried to play with chemistry and put "brass colour" coating on copper. If the edge is other shape - congratulations, you found some rarity :)

Re: Interresting 2 cent coin

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:15 am
by Mattju
I work in retail, and the coin was part of a sack of 50 x 2 cent coins from bank, we use the sacks to replenish change in the cash registers. It was a part of the new sack i opened. I thought banks get rid of such damaged coins dont they?
The edge is the same as regular 2 cent coin.

Re: Interresting 2 cent coin

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:18 am
by Mattju
I mean, if someone coated it, wouldnt be the sharp details a bit ''blurred''?

Re: Interresting 2 cent coin

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:51 am
by RKPLt
Mattju wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:18 am
I mean, if someone coated it, wouldnt be the sharp details a bit ''blurred''?
I looked at the picture with big magnifying (5 times). All the corners, which are left sharp after punching, are filled with "brass" - that is exactly a coating. And if it is only 10-20 microns thick - everything remains visible.
You asked, if banks want to avoid such a coins - I think, bank teller did not saw this coin through coin's entire life, coins are counted and packed by the machines, and the machine feels size, weight and magnetism of a coin. It is perfect coin for the machine, no doubts appear.
I would leave this coin near your cash register as a souvenir. It costs 2 cents and can work as a advertisement for somebody to visit you ;)
Happy New Year!

Re: Interresting 2 cent coin

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:55 am
by Mattju
There is my answer then :) thank you very much and happy new year to you and everybody as well! :)

Re: Interresting 2 cent coin

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:30 pm
by ART
There are a lot of similar artifacts, real errors are very rare.