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Is there anything that could help this stricken coin?

OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,521 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 9, 2023 6:09PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I’ve just read "The U.S. Mint in 1795." And it reminded me of my poor, poor 1795 lettered edge cent. I might of already asked this but, is there any way to help it?

Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,552 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure what you did, but your text is in one of the single line boxes where you have to slide the text to read it. The picture is not visible either.

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:
    Not sure what you did, but your text is in one of the single line boxes where you have to slide the text to read it. The picture is not visible either.

    :D Yes, I have no idea what happened but its fixed.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    {is there any way to help it? }

    No, enviromental/acidic pitting damage to the surface has been done.

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    dhikewhitneydhikewhitney Posts: 364 ✭✭✭

    Beautiful coin; I would adopt it.

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 844 ✭✭✭✭

    a wing and a prayer?

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe re burying it would help. It would be back where it came from at least.

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    Oh Lady Liberty shine down on this coin and un-pit it!

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are two sides to every story and coin. Let's see the other side.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin is what it is and no attempt to "help" it will likely improve it. It's corroded, but it's still cool.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,441 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably a metal detector find based on the heavy corrosion. Nothing short of a time machine can help your coin.

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

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing will improve that coin... You have a relic of history, be happy that it is still able to be identified. Cheers, RickO

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    MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd call it a pocket/conversation piece. I think it's cool.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is etched into the surface, just enjoy it as it is, it’s still an interesting piece. 👍

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2023 12:05PM

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    Oh Lady Liberty shine down on this coin and un-pit it!

    That prayer doesn't work, and I've tried it a hundred times with my coins. Read the Parable of the Coin Sower.

    "Some coins land in parking lots and develop unique errors that only Satan and his trolls would prize. Some coins land in acidic soil and slowly dissolve... unless they're Zincolns. They go straight to hell. But those tossed into jars or set aside carefully for decades will bear fruit 30-fold, even 100-fold to earn the saver a 'You suck!' award on their way to the Kingdom of TPG and CAC."

    3 rim nicks away from Good
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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing that I know of will help that coin.

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    SapyxSapyx Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This coin is a victim of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, also known as the Law of Entropy: You can't unscramble eggs, and you can't un-corrode metal.

    The only help you can give to this coin is to put it away somewhere cool and dry, where the corrosion won't come back and try to finish the job of turning it back into the piece of copper ore from whence it came.

    Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.
    Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations"

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    emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Create a presentation display ?
    Place your coin (in a holder) on heavy card stock.
    Find a nice digital photo of what you think it should display.
    Place side by side.
    In the space under it, give as much history or eulogy of your find, since your not going to cremate it.
    What?

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    I like to think about it's use in commerce. Whose hands it passed through in a very young United States of America. The early colonist used that coin to buy grain, booze or maybe it was a tip to a stage coach driver. Then suddenly one day it was lost for a century or two. It's a great piece of U.S. history and should be cherished as such. The value doesn't come into play here. I hope everyone's comments helped you with a little humor, sarcasm and refection of a young country.

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