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1855 “Knob on Ear” Large Cent: Let’s See ‘Em

AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,373 ✭✭✭✭✭

An interesting element of the series. I’ve thought of going sideways and collecting the various die states but haven’t launched that project yet… Anyway, I’ll start with my sole example. Apologies for the terrible photos (and I really should remove the sticker).


Smitten with DBLCs.

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    HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,766 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 524 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Early Die State (c). MS65 My favorite cent in my set!

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    raysrays Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭


    1855 N-9 R1 Italic 55 Knob on Ear MS62+. Glossy medium brown with 10% of the mint red remaining on the obverse, 20% on the reverse. Choice except for a thin arc of darker toning from the bust tip to the hair just below the ear to the bottom of the hairbun. Otherwise this cent is very attractive with satiny luster covering the fields. M-LDS, die state f. The knob break at the top of the ear is strong, and the branch under the Y is clearly raised above the surrounding area. Ex Wes Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/98:487-Chris McCawley-Dennis Mendelson, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/98:1815-Chris McCawley 12/03.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,831 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice! I dont have one of these but looking forward to collecting these by Redbook varieties...

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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,373 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! Some amazing examples!

    Smitten with DBLCs.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s a junker acquired years ago in an estate purchase. I’m into for <$10:


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