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Do you think this 1843 Large Cent will straight grade?

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 516 ✭✭✭✭✭

I am on the fence with this one. It is the N-17 variety,,which is R6. The seller knows this as well. The coin looks uncleaned to me but has a pretty heavy hit at star 12. The total Pop. for this variety is 4 at PCGS. I grade it VF30,,,but that hit at star 12 makes me think it's possibly a details coin. All opinions are welcomed. I would hate to drop a few $$$ on a details coin!

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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    if it were mine and i had some others to send along, it would be on it's way to the plastic factory. :)

    i don't think it matters too much but that "hit" could be a planchet flaw.

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

    Agree w Lance re the hit, but from the image, the coin appears to be cleaned to me. That said, I've seen plenty of coins with 'issues' in first world slabs. They are usually older than this one, though.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is the obverse anomaly an impression or is it raised?
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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I also think it’s a planchet flaw, and believe that it will straight grade.

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  • WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Elcontador said:
    Agree w Lance re the hit, but from the image, the coin appears to be cleaned to me. That said, I've seen plenty of coins with 'issues' in first world slabs. They are usually older than this one, though.

    +1

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Should straight grade as far worse does on large cents.

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  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like it should grade, the hit you speak of looks like a strike through to me.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it will straight grade, since the depression by the star appears to be a planchet flaw... no damage to the star or the rim marking. Cheers, RickO

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    After further thought, I think the variety attribution is more important than the grade.

    The coin is what it is; anyone needing that variety will likely buy it whether it straight grades or not, as the N17 designation is critical factor.

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  • darktonedarktone Posts: 8,437 ✭✭✭

    This will grade no problem in my opinion.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,817 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 19, 2022 11:14AM

    Just my 2 cents... it's an R6 coin! That, and I think whatever that is at star 12 (planchet flaw or struck through??) it's "as struck" so IMHO shouldn't affect a straight grade... I've been wrong before but I'd be inclined to send her in. Best of luck!

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  • jclovescoinsjclovescoins Posts: 1,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,070 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The early copper grading can be quite strict. Though it looks ef to me they'd probably grade it vf, no problem.

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