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US Coins475 of 922Travelers Insurance Co. 100th & 125th Anniversary Medallions  The penny that has me baffeld?
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Posted 4 years ago


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Here is a coin that someone milled a hollow into the obverse of a copper plated zinc cent, and ground a second cent down to fit inside as a cover, to conceal a small piece of ferrous metal.

Special thanks to Kid for this one!



  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    TubeAmp, I didn't notice the seams as pointed out by you, Novelty coin sounds good to me, but the one I have posted is a form of Alchemy, lol Thanks for the detailed blow up of the other.
  2. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    You can rub mercury on a cent and it will turn silver in color. It's not alchemy, it's an amalgam ;)

    T A
  3. thekidd1969, 4 years ago
    And this will create the penny to have magnetic properties? This is what i dont understand.The murcury will detierate the one percent copper which is non magnetic and whats left is 99% zinc because its dated after 1982, this metal is also non magnetic? Thats why im cofused. Thanks again on your feedback..
  4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    "...conceal a small piece of ferrous metal" that makes it attracted to a magnet.
  5. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 years ago
    thanks for teaching us

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