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A Little Copper for the Weekend? ...and a newp for the Braided Hair Date run

lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,475 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 4, 2022 7:36PM in U.S. Coin Forum

This came in late this afternoon. Just in time for the weekend! Thoughts/comments/gtg if you wish..

Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

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  • raysrays Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Early American copper is at its most desirable when the color is even, light brown with no spots or verdrigris (the green stuff in the reverse of the 1848 large cent).

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a decent original AU50 example.

    The green is minimal, and most likely could be removed with a rose thorn/equivalent.
    I don't know if I would try acetone (first) or Blue Ribbon, unless you see evidence of PVC or other
    haze on the surfaces.
    Bear in mind that many of the "perfect" circ large cents were similarly treated by someone, somewhere along the line, to get them this way.

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  • raysrays Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here’s are three 1848 cents for sale by CVM with choice surfaces, at asking prices of $50 to $425.

    Aim for examples like these and you’ll finish with an outstanding collection:

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