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Holy Moley I like this 1844/81 Large Cent! Final Price is in!

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 31, 2023 8:05PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I just finished watching the Heritage Error Coin auction. Some very strong prices indeed. Inspired me to put in a pretty strong bid on Ebay for this one of a kind beauty. For real...I like this coin a lot. It would certainly add a character piece to my set and entertain the graders at our host for sure. What do you think?!

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  • NickelMikeNickelMike Posts: 190 ✭✭✭

    Pass for me, but if this is your thing, enjoy!

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 931 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 24, 2023 5:46AM

    I like this holed off center large cent overdate! Fun to exhibit.

  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,889 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lordmarcovan comes to mind.

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  • Yes, that has character.

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  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 871 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very neat coin. It's not something I would chase, but if someone ever gave me one - I would be thrilled. Congrats!

    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.

  • seanqseanq Posts: 8,574 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The off-center strike and die variety more than offset the giant hole in my mind; I would happily welcome that coin into my collection of misfit toys.

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  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,358 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The off-center strike and die variety more than offset the giant hole in my mind; I would happily welcome that coin into my collection of misfit toys.

    Just a thought -maybe the hole is because of the off-center strike and die variety. Similarly to a recent thread about English Pennys being used as washers on a shingle job, it might have been abused because it wasn't "worth a darn anyhow" in the owner's mind.

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  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool! I can imagine that one in its former life spent as a watch fob that the owner could feel in his hands a few times everyday as he pulled on the leather strip hanging out of the pocket of his overalls to check the time of day on his trusty pocket watch. Occasionally maybe being shown to a youngster as a novelty.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting coin... Not one I would purchase, but sure has curio features. Cheers, RickO

  • DennisHDennisH Posts: 13,963 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it a lot!

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The diagnostics are definitely there... cool off-center strike too. I'm not a huge fan of holed pieces but I've actually bid on a few so I can put one on my keychain...

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What would you speculate this one will close at?
    My top bid of $80. last night was outbid by this morning.

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  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick I don't know....looks like it could be pretty high. Currently there are 18 watchers. Now I know who topped my bid of $75. The Heritage auction had details dateless off centers go for $600. An 1848 in Good 6 45% off center went for $1680. It is probably the only off center 1844/81 around. If you are putting together a date set of off center Large Cents then you would go to the mat for this coin..hole notwithstanding. I am going to guess someone will pony up close to $300 for this coin. Might even be me.... or you?

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool Cent - lots of character......

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RLSnapper said:
    @braddick I don't know....looks like it could be pretty high. Currently, there are 18 watchers. Now I know who topped my bid of $75. The Heritage auction had details dateless off-centers go for $600. 1848 in Good 6 45% off center went for $1680. It is probably the only off-center 1844/81 around. If you are putting together a date set of off-center Large Cents, you will go to the mat for this coin..hole notwithstanding. I guess someone will pay close to $300 for this coin. Might it even be me.... or you?

    Not me.
    I bid on a whim.
    It's fantastic- just not several hundred dollars worth of cool (to me).

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  • lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,198 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VERY cool.


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  • lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,198 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HoledandCreative might like this one. He might already have one.


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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OK... I'm watching now too... where's my popcorn emogi... B)

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  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well a frenzied last 10 seconds overwhelmed my final bid and the hammer fell at $208.50. Not quite the $300 I had predicted but a strong price for a coin with such a large hole in it!

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