Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Aluminum Slug

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Got this as a quarter in a bunch of quarters from a store that just cracked open a roll of quarters. the problem is that it is not a quarter. It is lightweight (2.00 grams) and although the size is right everything else is just wrong.


I would have complained but I never featured an aluminum slug before so, tada! These can be made at any metal shop and is often the byproduct of punching out holes in fuse boxes. Many bad people often put some in quarter rolls to cheat the system.

That said there are some U.S. quarter size foreign coins that use aluminum but I doubt this is one of them. While at the moment I cannot be 100% sure the interest in blank aluminum coins is so low that it really does not matter.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: Aluminum Blank / Unknown
Year: (No date)
Mintage: Any one with an electric drill.
Metal: Aluminum (estimate)
Value: Less than $0.01

Do you have an odd 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.

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

Anonymous said...

Is a 1983 50 cent coin unc from australia worth anything? thanks dude

Man said...

1983 50 cent coin unc from australia about $1.50

Ed said...

I have never seen an aluminum slug before and apparently they are easy to make. I also had no idea some foreign coins used aluminum. I would be interested in knowing their worth.

Man said...

I also had no idea some foreign coins used aluminum. I would be interested in knowing their worth.

Actually most countries use or used Aluminum coins for small change.

A blank or planchet made of aluminum from a foreign country would be about $2.00.