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George H.W. Bush Memorial Train Flattened Pennies

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  1. scloyd

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    Looks like someone bought one for $49.99
    Smashed penny

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  2. cosmicfolklore

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    I have some smashed pennies. I even have Abraham Lincoln's old cell phone... he was obviously a Nokia man... let the bidding begin at 1 million...

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    Is there a letter of certification about which train flattened that penny? As kids, we used to take coins to the train station when we were meeting our dads coming home from work. Early in grammar school, the trains we were meeting were mostly pulled by steam locomotives, mostly the old Baldwins if I remember. Selling the supposed funeral train pennies is pretty forlorn and shabby, but raises not an ounce of surprise. Forlorn and shabby is one part of the human condition, it seems. That lead locomotive on the Bush 41 funeral train was one donated by the railroad to the GHW Presidential library, and GHW actually got to drive the locomotive when it was presented.

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    Considering that the late President was flown by Air Force 1 to Washington, D.C. and then back again...

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    There was a short train haul in Texas. And you can get a copy of the service booklet for only 300 bucks!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Is there a letter of certification about which train flattened that penny?

    The first thing you learn in buying and selling things of value, is that a letter is worthless. Even if the letter is authenticated, there is still no way to be 100% certain that the letter is regarding the exact item in question. The letter and the item aren't intrinsically linked.
    A penny squashed by Bush's train, or Abe Lincoln's train would be no more valuable than any old other squashed coin in the world.

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    I bottled some of the jet exhaust ...... what are my offers??

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    But a coin flattened by Nero's chariot would be worth a pretty penny!

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    If you bought this - what would be the period of time between the excitement than you won it, and shame that you won it?

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    My niece and nephew seeing 41 off as the train passed through Magnolia.

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    I stand corrected. I didn't know they were moving him from the Houston airport to his final resting place.

    Posted 1 week ago #

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