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Real or Counterfeit- 1835 Half Cent

Hi yall,

I was scrollin around ebay and saw this 1835 Half cent, and wanted yalls opinions on it before I bid. I was just a little hesitant as its coming from an international seller and does not accept returns.


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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The images make it "feel" real to me, but take into consideration that I have pulled no reference material to look at it closely and am going by instinct.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks genuine to me at first glance. It is a Cohen 1 with large ST distance in STATES. Which is no real difference in value until mid MS range.
    Jim


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  • TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I vote real.

    Tom

  • Perfect, thank yall. Just needed a second opinion on it.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,492 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks OK to me as well

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks good to me. Is there something that you see on your coin that you find to be suspicious?

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

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

    Genuine, but possibly lightly corroded on the reverse. These are easy to find in nice condition at reasonable prices, so I’d steer clear unless it was real cheap.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks real but has far too many marks on the obverse and probable corrosion on the reverse. I'd pass even if is cheap.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Genuine, I think you will find it is cleaned though if you end up buying it

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks authentic.... However, I avoid international sellers and no return policies... You may not get the coin pictured. Deal done. Cheers, RickO

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks real to me as well, but as others have said, this is not a difficult piece to find nice... and in the US if you want to mitigate shipping costs.

    The OP coin looks VF-XF details, cleaned and corroded (look at "STATES" on the Reverse of the coin)... I wouldn't bother...

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    I'd pass even if is cheap.

    Would you buy it for a dollar? ;)

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    looks good to me, Cohen 1..... S and T in states far apart..

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @291fifth said:
    I'd pass even if is cheap.

    Would you buy it for a dollar? ;)

    Actually, because it involves a foreign seller with no return priv. I would not.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • goldengolden Posts: 9,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As they say in Texas....................El Paso.

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 873 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 30, 2022 5:07PM

    Genuine C-1, cleaned and environmental damage.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not buy from any dealer with a no return policy, International or American. Such a dealer may be as honest as can be, but I will not find out.
    Jim


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