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is this coin supposed to look like this?only one side has print and no year and value of this coin..or is this an error coin
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  • Hello,Tengku!

    Of course not,the original,common russian soviet coin (USSR = CCCP = SSSR) didn't look like your coin! But,as I am not a specialist in minting processes & their possible faults,I cannot tell you what happened to your coin... This means that the damage on one coin's sides is  a minting process ERROR or if this is a post-minting damage (made by a machine or by man's hand). 


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    • Andi Pasculescu Andi Pasculescu  

      I appreciate the explanation and also the opinion given..thank you
  • I don't know the type or year but this was hollowed out by a lathe in a garage or machine shop. There are US Trade dollars, and others, that were made into 2 pieces that fit together perfectly to hide contraband such as opium or really anything, some were made better than others but this one I can't see this being a well made hidey hole, those are lathe marks though, or several sized hole saw cuts but I don't see a lot of damage on the opposite side where it would have been held in place on the lathe as it spun. My 2 cents.

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    • William Cross Hi,William! I also thought of a lathe made damage. Very likely... 



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