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My coworker brought in a large cent for me to check out!

kiyotekiyote Posts: 5,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have never seen a coin like this in person, so it was really special to hold it in my hands! Now I’m fighting the urge to collect large cents

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,929 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome coin!

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    bronzematbronzemat Posts: 2,616 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful piece of copper. I would be excited to hold one of those too, especially in that condition.

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    Alltheabove76Alltheabove76 Posts: 1,495 ✭✭✭

    He just won that at an HA auction and paid 24K. Great coin.

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    moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Alltheabove76 said:
    He just won that at an HA auction and paid 24K. Great coin.

    Yikes, I'd be almost afraid to hold it.... :o

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    O. M. G. <3<3<3

    Great coin!


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    Moxie15Moxie15 Posts: 318 ✭✭✭

    By itself that coin is a large cent collection

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    JBKJBK Posts: 15,013 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic!

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    NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,993 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet!

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,994 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! That's quite the conversation piece! I'll go back to dreck searching... ;)

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,553 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D
    Congrats to the owner of the beyond fantast 93 Copper, but Greg, I must admit that is a neat coin. Any time a U.S. copper of the late 1700's has date and Liberty identifiable, I'm excited. Thanks for sharing, both coins.
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    2ltdjorn2ltdjorn Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭

    That’s a beast!

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    GazesGazes Posts: 2,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The last co worker to show me a coin, showed me a common date buff nickel that was heavily worn and insisted it was worth thousands of dollars. My eyes would pop out of my head If someone brought that 1793 cent into my office!

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Holy Crud!

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    well you've let us know where you work. if people are idly bring in lovely large cents like that, you obvious work at berkshire hathaway!

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    msch1manmsch1man Posts: 809 ✭✭✭✭

    Based on the title, I opened this thread expecting to see a well worn and probably abused braided hair cent...wow!

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    raysrays Posts: 2,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That coin is one to see in person before bidding. I have seen photos of it ranging from beautiful to unattractive.

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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OH MY!
    I wasn’t expecting THAT!
    What a BEAUTIFUL BEAST indeed!
    Wow! Super cool!

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    raysrays Posts: 2,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Same coin:

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    Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 7,000 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great Coin!

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,553 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've noticed several poor photos from heritage over the years. Tough on the sellers.
    Jim


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    kiyotekiyote Posts: 5,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:
    well you've let us know where you work. if people are idly bring in lovely large cents like that, you obvious work at berkshire hathaway!

    I’ll respect his privacy but he’s in a really good position, I am the equivalent of a mail clerk 😀

    Here’s two more coins he brought in last year..


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a marvelous old copper cent.... Must have been well cared for during it's almost two hundred and thirty year life.... A real treasure. Cheers, RickO

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    Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 7,000 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great Coin!

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,415 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your co-worker has a great eye for beauty.
    Thanks to both of you for sharing.
    Wayne

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    kiyotekiyote Posts: 5,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    What a marvelous old copper cent.... Must have been well cared for during it's almost two hundred and thirty year life.... A real treasure. Cheers, RickO

    That’s what we both really wondered about. Was it really well taken care of, or did it fall out of a old desk drawer after 160 year hibernation? 🤔

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @kiyote ... There have been stories like that. Antique desks can hold secrets. I had a bedroom bureau when I was a kid, and found a 'space' in the frame that was not visible or obvious unless one knew where it was. I hid several things there when growing up.... No idea what happened to that piece of furniture. I am sure it had 'something' stashed away that I have long forgotten about. Cheers, RickO

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