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Is this 1849 Large Cent AU?

pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,259 ✭✭✭✭

Not well-trained on large cents, but would this get AU details? It does have a reddish tint on the obverse so not sure if it was dipped a long time ago. Also a small spot of green above the date - would an acetone bath help with that? Thank you for any input!


  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t think so.

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,141 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Kind of a liner between 45 and 50 details.
    I would use a rose thorn or equivalent on the green spot. Acetone may also remove what little skin/haze/dirt the obverse has reacquired over the years.

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  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The color looks off. Possibly dipped then darkened up. Could just be the photo.

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From your pictures, I would say no on an AU.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,752 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2022 10:55AM

    Looks more XF, and I would say for sure dipped and then some deller's applied. I think an oil bath would be better than acetone.

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd say XF and maybe an old cleaning that's retoned. What Walkerguy21D said about the green spot above the "9" on the obverse... it should come off...

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  • coinnutcoinnut Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I give it no better than XF40

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,353 ✭✭✭✭✭

    IMO, it's a cleaned XF.


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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,932 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cleaned and retoned XF.

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  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,416 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Should see some luster in the protected areas on an AU.

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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Messed with XF.

    A local collector has a group of large cents in low grade he wants to sell; I told him they are just hard to sell without good pics and certification. Very fussy collector base, which could be said of other series too.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would say XF.... Not AU at all...An acetone bath might reveal something you do not want to see... Cheers, RickO

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,259 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate your input. It definitely seemed more red than it should be.

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