Saturday, January 24, 2009

PhotoHunt--Chipped

I didn't think I had a photo for today's PhotoHunt theme of chipped, but I remembered that the other day I was practicing taking macros shots and realized that one of these old old coins was chipped. You wouldn't think a coin would get chipped, would you? But these are very old.
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These were gifts from a friend we visited in another country. They were found by him when he was a boy and would look for things when hiking along the river near where he lived. The large one is dated 1809 and the smaller one 1731 or 1781. The chipped one does not have a readable date.
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TnChick's site at www.tnchick.com is where to go to find the Photo Hunters for the day.

11 comments:

Aileni said...

That is a bit unusual, isn't it?
It has the 'metal fatigue' look about it - but that is hardly likely.

Flo said...

You're right, I would not think of coins being chipped. Good picture!!

Mine is up over at Flo's Place

Mrs Mecomber said...

Those are amazing!!! Are they clay? Such treasures.

I did Photo Hunters today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-chipped/

Mudhooks said...

It was probably the alloy wasn't quite right. Copper is soft and would bend easily. If there was another metal like zinc mixed in, it would likely be a bit less "bendy" and be more apt to fracture rather than bend.

I have always wanted to go down on the mud along the Thames in London and see if I could find old coins or something from a bygone era... One day... sigh.

Here is mine: http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/926/

Alice Audrey said...

I didn't realize coins could chip.

marta said...

Good work with the Macro. And interesting subject. Chipped coin - who would have guessed. Maybe that is why people always tried biting them in the movies.

Willow said...

Congratulations on your interview! What fun! Nice to meet you.

June said...

Very neat shots...I thought at first glance they were stepping stones:-)

Sandi McBride said...

Chipped...and you're right, who'd a "thunk it"? Loved the roast of you at David's by the way!
Sandi

PERBS said...

What a neat friend to give them to you! I never heard of coins that could look and look different inside. . .

diXymiss said...

Such fascinating bits of history! What a treasure ~ and a generous friend to share them.