I will answer your questions about encased coins (lucky pennies), which are advertising and event tokens with coins, unually cents, struck with the token.
Long time collector of encased coins and author of several articles on encased coins.
TAMS, ECI (Encased Collectors International)
TAMS -- several articles on encased coins, in particular the encased coins of the 1901 Buffalo Pan American Exposition
Casement -- many articles on encased coins
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Ken, if you go to www.ebay.com and do a search for "Ireland 1945 six pence" you'll see quite a few for sale and the price. Please keep in mind that just because someone is asking for $400 or $103 doesn't
Be sure, Will, not to break the packaging. I would believe your set, if legitimate, would sell for a premium. I couldn't find any examples of such an error or sales, but someone compiled a list of printing
Hello, Delores, the "wheat backed" reverse on cents with Lincoln portrait on the obverse were made from 1909 to 1958. So you wouldn't have any dated from the 1800s. In 1851 the U.S. made a large cent
Patricia, with only a few exceptions double headed coins are magician trick coins for use in magic tricks. They are made by hollowing out one side and putting another coin in. Check the rim to see if
sticking to a magnet shows the metal in your cent is steel, not silver. 1943 cents were indeed made of steel as copper was too valuable to the war effort to put into cents. It was the only year that
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