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Help needed attributing this 1846 Tall Date Large Cent

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 14, 2022 8:01PM in U.S. Coin Forum



I have narrowed it down to 4 candidates..N-13,23,25 or 26. The obverse was the same for all 4 and it clearly has the horizontal line through the center of the 1 in the date. I cannot pick up any of the markers on the reverse and could use a little help. The seller's pictures are not the greatest and did not have the hover to enlarge feature. Most likely it is the N-13 as it is R3 and the other three are R5 and R6.
I bought it for $65 and grade it VF30. I have 4 vouchers to use to get raw coins graded and would greatly appreciate the help so I have the proper variety noted when I submit the coin for grading. Thanks again. Snapper.

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  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appears to be the N-13 based on small central lumps. But a clearer reverse image would help.
    Lance.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it appears to be an N-13, but then this anomaly bothers me as none seem to have it. Maybe pareidolia or worse.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken Thanks for the close up. The bar going through the 1 in the date looks right and is a good diagnostic for this obverse. The 6 looks to be right as well. The mark you point to does look like repunching of the 6. probably a stray mark....maybe a new variety 1846 Tall over Small 6. This would be the discovery piece...I give you all the credit but only half the $$ when it goes to auction. LOL. I have attached a TruView of the finest 1846 N-13 for comparison.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hope it is a discovery piece and don't worry about splitting the funds at auction, just send me a 1799 Draped Bust Large Cent in place of the cash. lol Or if it doesn't do well at auction, substitute an 1804 DBLC instead. Take care and good luck.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain

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