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Kind of Grungy Girl for the Group

pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

You, know, if I change the capitalization, that could be a different kind of GTG (Grungy girl for The Group) :D

Happy Friday! I just love when the mailman comes on Fridays.

Actually, today was kind of interesting in that I was home, and it was my regular mailman … and we talked about fishing and kayaks for 20 minutes.

I think some of you know I have a couple afflictions that are hard to ignore. One is I have a hard time not doing a double take on the kind of grungy bohemian, original, not quite perfect but still beautiful in their own way ... Bust Halves. I also have a thing for overdates, and other interesting anomalies.

Anyway, I did a double take on this girl a couple months. That back and forth thing many of us probably do … yeah … not today … maybe … yeah … hmmm … maybe … yeah … hmmm.

And then, I woke up one day and she was still there … and I finally decided, yeah, let’s see if I get her to come over here.

Glad I decided to … as she has wonderful luster and color that gives her a nice “swirl” in hand. Her grime and marks are not distracting to me at all.

Feel free to guess the grade or post your own grungy ones. And have a great weekend!

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“We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

Todd - BHNC #242

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  • relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice, is that an 1818/7? AU-53?

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice original coin. Thankfully no one has tried to "improve" it by cleaning.

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  • truebloodtrueblood Posts: 609 ✭✭✭✭

    original

  • kazkaz Posts: 9,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet coin! I've always liked the "ears" on the 8 of this overdate.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice 1811 @ThreeCentSilverFL

    Yes @relicsncoins , it's an 18/17, Small 8 variety. This one is the later die state (O-102a) of that marriage, with the die break in the upper loop of the second 8. The "Small 8" refers to the first 8 in the date, with the other two 18/17 overdates having a quite large first 8.


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @kaz said:
    Sweet coin! I've always liked the "ears" on the 8 of this overdate.

    That's an interesting way to describe them. Not sure why, but probably because they are pointed, I've always seen them as "horns" >:)


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Couple of real beauties there. I don't consider their condition as grungy but au natural' Peace Roy

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  • kazkaz Posts: 9,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pursuitofliberty said:

    @kaz said:
    Sweet coin! I've always liked the "ears" on the 8 of this overdate.

    That's an interesting way to describe them. Not sure why, but probably because they are pointed, I've always seen them as "horns" >:)

    For sure, a devilish overdate to find nice.

  • drddmdrddm Posts: 5,275 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice, original example of one of the tougher overdates for 1818.

    Congrats on another great addition to your amazing set!

    Dave

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2021 8:39PM

    Nice original, surfaces on that old gal.

    A lot of detail, as well.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice of you to give shelter to the grungy girl.... They all need love.... Cheers, RickO

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats! A “devilish” new piece! Don’t you also love the quirky spacing of the first 1 in the date?

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,996 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thats cool to see, i like

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