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1799 Draped Bust Real or Fake?

I have this 1799 draped bust coin and I am hoping to learn some more information about its authenticity. Obviously the initials punched on the front are an issue as well. I don't have any information on its history and am new to the coin collecting hobby.






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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Real but damaged and harshly cleaned. Hard pass. :s

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,116 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    Real but damaged and harshly cleaned. Hard pass. :s

    ah, come on. All coins need love and so does this bust.
    At the right price I'd be a buyer.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @PerryHall said:
    Real but damaged and harshly cleaned. Hard pass. :s

    ah, come on. All coins need love and so does this bust.
    At the right price I'd be a buyer.

    A professional coin restorer such as Allen Stockton could easily smooth out those punch marks and make it far more presentable.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @marblehorse said:
    I have this 1799 draped bust coin and I am hoping to learn some more information about its authenticity. Obviously the

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    welcome.

    nice pics and including the edge!

    heck of a coin to get started with. any backstory to share? stumbling onto a bust dollar, authentic, isn't quite as rare as a lightning strike but it is up there. be careful whom you tell that you have the coin, even damaged, someone would be willing to get their hands dirty to get a hold of it. considering the value, you would be well-served to get a SDB at a bank and you don't have to tell them what is inside. put it inside something so it doesn't get more damaged or rattle.

    pick up one of these. soon.

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    KliaoKliao Posts: 5,469 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks good to me. Would love to hear the back story of the coin.

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    NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @PerryHall said:
    Real but damaged and harshly cleaned. Hard pass. :s

    ah, come on. All coins need love and so does this bust.
    At the right price I'd be a buyer.

    Me too.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks funny to me. Is there anything in particular that makes it appear genuine? Not my series and definitely don't know much about them.

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    Looks funny to me.

    Then just don't taste it - :D

    Looks good but with all the problems others have noted!

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