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Hawaii 1847 cent...should I add it to my Large Cent set?

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 517 ✭✭✭✭✭


It is an ANACS Unc. net 40. These are super pricey and I kinda like the funky design. For $300 I think it would be a fun coin to have. The colors of the corrosion are kind of funky and add to the head on design. All opinions are invited.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I recommend you add it. Hawaii became part of the United States, so it has historical relevance. Nice looking coin. Cheers, RickO

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While it has a nice historical tie, I am never in favor of buying problem coins a hard pass for me.

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    tyler267tyler267 Posts: 1,234 ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure the value of these but I would save my money until I could afford a problem free coin even in a lower grade. Really cool design and history.

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    ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Add a Hawaiian cent to your set? Sure. Just not that coin, hold out for a problem free example.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,285 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I intended to buy the coin, I would far prefer this one for a little more($390), currently on ebay. No connection to seller or coin. Still a details coin, but looks good and with a soak, who knows. Being Christmas an offer of $350 might be accepted. JMO
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    tyler267tyler267 Posts: 1,234 ✭✭✭✭

    How much are these problem free?

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think of these as $800-$100 in choice AU-tops! And I would prefer, and have preferred, to hold out for a nice one.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,285 ✭✭✭✭✭

    With 100,000 mintage and the fact that they have nearly doubled in price in the last 2 years makes them fairly expensive in any problem free grades.
    Jim


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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Opinions? Ok. You should buy what you like, for whatever reason makes sense to you. Your decision shouldn't be based on what other people think you should buy.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,285 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Without the posts asking opinions, the forum would be a one-pager. Ask for opinions and then do what you want.
    Jim


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    D808LFD808LF Posts: 399 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Add, but not this one.

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

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    LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,292 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd wait for a better specimen, unless it's a good match to your large cents.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,749 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the idea of buying one, but I'd much prefer a problem-free example.

    I have a circulated Hawaii dime and quarter and some day hope to add the half, dollar, and cent.

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think you will be happy with that piece down the road. It is quite unattractive, and as it has been pointed out already, for a little more you could buy something you'll be proud to own. This issue is not rare, and you likely will not have to settle for this corroded problem coin.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good advice here. Indeed wait for a problem free example and preferably with good eye appeal.

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