Sunday, October 14, 2012

my new lucky penny

I found this 1897 penny 1887 nickel in the garden today. I wonder how long it's been buried there. this house was built in the 1920s I think. if only I had it on me the other day I wouldn't have gotten that knife in my tire!

after a bunch of back and forth discussion on facebook i realized it didn't look exactly like the penny i thought it was. then realized it was nickel sized, yet seemed copper.  i guess nickels were 75% copper, 25% nickel.... and it looks more like 1887 than 1897 for the date...

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