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Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Large Cent Blank on one side

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Jon wrote at 2013-06-29 00:59:10
i have an 1848 large cent with no evidence of wreath struck on back, only front struck. The thickness is same or almost thicker than the other large cents in my collection. A collector I spoke with suggested the die may have had two blanks when struck leaving one top and one bottom struck


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Jim Lawniczak

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I will answer your questions about encased coins (lucky pennies), which are advertising and event tokens with coins, unually cents, struck with the token.

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Long time collector of encased coins and author of several articles on encased coins.

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TAMS, ECI (Encased Collectors International)

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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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