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ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

I just bought this in the last hour. B)>:)

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WOW!! Nice. Charlotte no less.

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    ms71ms71 Posts: 1,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Former property of a southern gentleman ~150+ years ago I'd guess.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool, and that was a high grade coin when it was turned into a pin.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,899 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 10, 2022 5:01PM

    Nice nevertheless, but...

    ...do you mind disclosing how much you paid? Just curious.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :)

    :o

    B)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As @PerryHall said, I would take it to the expert and have it restored. That is a very nice Charlotte gold coin..... Cheers, RickO

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    AvocetAvocet Posts: 226 ✭✭✭✭

    I got to see this coin in person, and it is incredible! When @asheland handed me the pin to study, I noticed the mint mark, and my heart stopped--> Our ancestors seemed to love turning these beautiful coins into jewelry, leaving a "cringe" opportunity for their coin-collecting descendants. :)

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    CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,393 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    I would be tempted to have a skilled coin repair expert remove that pin and the solder used to attach it. Alan Stockton (crsstockton.com) would do a good job.

    I would have the pin removed but leave the coin be, I can’t ever get past honesty (in condition) vs pretty to the eye. Not even counting the numerous coins that have been improved inferior like the famous 70s dollar

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    liefgoldliefgold Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    I would be tempted to have a skilled coin repair expert remove that pin and the solder used to attach it. Alan Stockton (crsstockton.com) would do a good job.

    I have used Alan to repair a rare gold dollar. He can help it look better, but it will always look messed with.

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    KliaoKliao Posts: 5,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pains me to look at it but at the same time really neat. If they place that pin just a slight bit higher, the MM wouldn't be visible. Don't tell me you got it for melt >:)

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    Very cool, and that was a high grade coin when it was turned into a pin.

    My guess is was undoubtedly mint state or a super slider at very least. Likely was done in the mid to late 1800’s.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @oih82w8 said:
    Nice nevertheless, but...

    ...do you mind disclosing how much you paid? Just curious.

    No problem at all. I feel like I definitely paid up. $500

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 11, 2022 2:38PM

    @PerryHall said:
    I would be tempted to have a skilled coin repair expert remove that pin and the solder used to attach it. Alan Stockton (crsstockton.com) would do a good job.

    That thought very briefly entered my mind, and then I thought, the damage is already done, why not just leave it as it was, it’s definitely an interesting relic, what’s more, it’s the most common Charlotte gold dollar, so I would just assume buy a problem free one in a slab and just enjoy this as an interesting piece of 19th-century jewelry.

    Could I do this to a gold dollar myself? Of course not! But it was done and you can’t undo it, so I figure just leave it be.

    The pin held 14k acid, so that’s cool at least.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:
    Pains me to look at it but at the same time really neat. If they place that pin just a slight bit higher, the MM wouldn't be visible. Don't tell me you got it for melt >:)

    That was part of the appeal, the fact that the pin was PERFECTLY placed as to not obscure the date or mint mark.

    I’m sure that was purely by chance, from what I’ve read, coin collecting by mint mark wasn’t really done in the 19th century. They could have easily covered that mint mark where you would never know if anything was there. Most would assume Philly anyway.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lordmarcovan said:

    @asheland said:

    @PerryHall said:
    I would be tempted to have a skilled coin repair expert remove that pin and the solder used to attach it. Alan Stockton (crsstockton.com) would do a good job.

    That thought very briefly entered my mind, and then I thought, the damage is already done, why not just leave it as it was, it’s definitely an interesting relic, what’s more, it’s the most common Charlotte gold dollar, so I would just assume buy a problem free one in a slab and just enjoy this as an interesting piece of 19th-century jewelry.

    Could I do this to a gold dollar myself? Of course not! But it was done and you can’t undo it, so I figure just leave it be.

    The pin held 14k acid, so that’s cool at least.

    This. Leave it intact as a piece of jewelry. From a numismatic standpoint it’s always gonna be a problem coin, so better to leave it intact as a very cool piece of 19th century coin jewelry.

    Without the pin, it’s just a damaged coin. With the pin and its history intact, it’s a nice piece of ephemera that appeals to more than one niche in the market.

    Indeed! You summed up my thoughts on the matter quite well. 👍

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,253 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 12, 2022 3:44PM

    Wear it. Edit, on special occasions.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    Wear it. Edit, on special occasions.

    Funny thing on Friday I pinned it to my shirt pocket and wore it home. It’s hard to notice because it’s so small. Almost looks like a button sewn to the shirt pocket. :D

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