Train Track Smashed IHP

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I had this little flattened piece of copper for about a year and I finally Identified it. It's a 1900 IHP. My first railroad flattened coin. Hope the pic shows the detail.
 

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The closest RR track to us when I was growing up was around ten miles away, so flattening pennies was out of the question. I have found quite a few over the years detecting. Cool fine.:waytogo:
 
Very cool find. As kids we used to put pennies on the track as well. A few years ago I detected the yard we grew up on and found one of those flattened pennies. Lost over 40 years ago. But it was just a stinkin lincoln. LOL Not an IHP like yours...Congrats!
 
That's cool and a fun find.đź‘Ť I can picture a bunch of "Little Rascals" style characters being bored and putting one on the tracks. Wait a sec, taking inflation into account, and maybe giving this penny an additional 10 years before it was squished, a penny was worth about 33 cents in today's dollars. That's a lot of candy for a kid! So now I wonder when and why it was done?

Then again, I'm overthinking it. :twisted:
 
Coins getting flattened by a train passing over them usually brought older kids telling the younger kids to stop doing it because you could tip the train off the tracks. The kids I hung out with didn't buy it and continued to place their coins on the tracks. I never once witnessed a train tipping off the tracks. However, I did see quite a few pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters get flattened and elongated and turned into useless pieces of metal. Of course, a Hershey bar back then was 10¢ and not $2.99 and a new car was under $2,000.00 the times have sure changed.
 
Cool, I've found several train flattened pennies, but have never been able to see any details to make out what they were. I've wondered how many were IHPs.
 
Coins getting flattened by a train passing over them usually brought older kids telling the younger kids to stop doing it because you could tip the train off the tracks. The kids I hung out with didn't buy it and continued to place their coins on the tracks. I never once witnessed a train tipping off the tracks. However, I did see quite a few pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters get flattened and elongated and turned into useless pieces of metal. Of course, a Hershey bar back then was 10¢ and not $2.99 and a new car was under $2,000.00 the times have sure changed.
Come on hershey bars were a nickel for a big one and 3 cents for a small one and I got 25 cents a week for allowance and I did not crush my precious money on the tracks till I got older . sube
 
We put all kinds of coins and tokens on tracks when I was a kid. Nice find that brings back memories!
 
This was the other finds that day along with the smashed penny. I was wrong it was from august of '22
 

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