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Posted 6 years ago

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kristin
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When finding this penny in the collection I was astonished we had anything this old. I read the date to my dad and we both looked at each other with surprise and excitement.

I asked my dad why there was a whole on the top and he said it was because people used to wear them as fashion jewelry. It is ashame that they did because they probably could have had a "pretty penny" for it. (No pun intended)

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  1. soulman soulman, 5 years ago
    Your dad is right. I have a necklace made up of late 1800 and early 1900 pennys.
  2. PaPicking, 5 years ago
    It looks more like it had an old hand made nail driven through it.They used to nail them up for luck...like they did with horseshoes.
  3. Steven, 5 years ago
    I'm not a real expert on pennies like that. But I know that what your dad told you is true.
  4. motorheadmn motorheadmn, 10 days ago
    i tried to shoot a hole in a nickle with 22 pistol
    lucky / unlucky shot
    hit the nickle
    bullet richochet to god knows where
    nickle came back at me and drew blood from my forehead

    live and learn?????
    LoL

    do NOT try this at home
  5. motorheadmn motorheadmn, 9 days ago
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhJSJt_Gwkw


    explosion causes this
  6. motorheadmn motorheadmn, 9 days ago
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uedEovY83UU

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