Friday, January 11, 2013

Mammoth Squished Penny

Have a squished coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

First find of 2013. Traveling on the subway you see lots of odd things and you try to ignore them all. I saw this flat shiny piece of metal and instantly recognized it as a squished penny. Once I covertly picked it up I saw it was one that I already paid for one in the past.


Another American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)  squished cent does not surprise me. The penny squishing machines at the museum are well maintained and it is a popular tourist spot. There are many other squishing machines throughout the New York but my daily commute happens to be the close to the AMNH.

This squished cent is very shiny and you can see streaks of a silver color. That and the weight of 2.50 grams means it is a modern copper-zinc U.S. cent. It was squished so perfectly that all the original design is gone. Zinc core squished cents are not desirable since the zinc will eventually oxidize and break the coin apart. It is not a coincident that nearly of the squished pennies I find on the ground are zinc and not pure copper.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent Elongated / American Museum of Natural History(Mammoth Skeleton)
Year: Made recently?
Mintage: Still in production
Metal: 0.8% copper, 99.2% zinc
Value: $0.50 costs $0.51 to make

Do you have a coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

8 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Obsolete Currency said...

The poor kid who lost it in the subway.

Man said...

The poor kid who lost it in the subway.

I have a theory that these are thorn away since they are zinc cores. Plus most people who use those machines are adults.

Don Juan said...

hi there,

ive got a star note 100 bill and was wondering of its value. series 2006A. serial no KB06184917*
thanks.

Man said...

100 bill and was wodering of its value. series 2006A. serial no: KB06184917*

About $115.00 in very-fine.

Anonymous said...

Hi what is the value of a 1963A 5 dollar star note .
D060930750* Condition VF

Thanks

Man said...

1963A 5 dollar star note D060930750* Condition VF about $6.00

Anonymous said...

I have some squished pennies at home, is there any chance they could be worth a small value but above one cent?
Also, I've been reading through your blog and I notice that there are many common coins that may be worth money, is there a way to find a master list of what to look for?
Thanks

Man said...

I have some squished pennies at home, is there any chance they could be worth a small value but above one cent?
--Unfortunately they have no value above the $0.51 it took to make them. There are some collectors who pay more for older ones that are no longer made but the community is too small and not very active.

I notice that there are many common coins that may be worth money, is there a way to find a master list of what to look for?
--Try the price guides at PCGS or NGC. Better would be buying coin books, even older ones are good as a reference.