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US Coins977 of 9851940 NickelThe Mystery Quarter Dollar
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Posted 8 years ago

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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)


  1. soulman soulman, 7 years ago
    Your dad is right. I have a necklace made up of late 1800 and early 1900 pennys.
  2. PaPicking, 7 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, 7 years ago
    I'm not a real expert on pennies like that. But I know that what your dad told you is true.

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