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*More* New photos of my Chain Cent

renomedphysrenomedphys Posts: 3,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 5, 2023 8:38PM in U.S. Coin Forum


Shot these for inclusion in Numisstudy. I think they came out pretty good. Really hard to capture the true color with a blast white background. Turning up the exposure helps.

This design was widely panned by the public, with a periodical of the time reading: "Lady Liberty in a fright"

I think she is beautiful!

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In a fright?

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

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    RayboRaybo Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin, I'm jealous.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it alot. I think that early profile is striking.

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    raysrays Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, Very few "America" chain cents retain that degree of sharpness.

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    raysrays Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 6:25PM

    I assume it's in an NGC holder. What did they grade it? The darker areas on the reverse, are they toning, corrosion or impurities in the metal planchet?

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    The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice job on the photos!

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic coin, thanks for sharing.

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    semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the sharp details, but equally love the amazing planchet!!!!

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What an incredible specimen full of important history. Big congratulations adding this to the new “Chapman” collection!

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    jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,380 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's what I'd call a Masterpiece! Very nice!

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Monster of a coin. 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.

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    grote15grote15 Posts: 29,530 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, stunning coin!



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    A dream coin to be sure.

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    robecrobec Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a great coin!! Congrats Matt.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, I’m not worthy!!!
    Seriously, very nice chain cent, and seeing it plated in Chapmen is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    raysrays Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic. What’s the pedigree after 1885? I’m curious as to what Noyes says about it.

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    Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Massive stopper. MASSIVE. Amazing surfaces. What a beauty! ❤️

    Dave

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    renomedphysrenomedphys Posts: 3,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 9:41PM

    WS, the tweet is fine.

    Here is the numisstudy pedigree list. I understand that there is more. Still researching:

    When I showed the coin to Tom Reynolds, he told me that Noyes had to grade off the 1885 plate. His EAC grade based on the coin in hand was sharpness 50, net 40+. That would seem to indicate a slab grade higher than 53.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,731 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's just simply incredible, and I don't write that very often.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

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    BestGermanBestGerman Posts: 75 ✭✭✭

    I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of this coin and having dinner with him at the just-completed Long Beach show. The next day, I got to meet the coin herself. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but seeing the coin "in the flesh" was an incredible experience. No pictures can convey the exceptional color, quality, and eye appeal of this remarkable coin.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @renomedphys... Outstanding coin.... Absolutely marvelous Chain cent.... Thanks for the pictures. Cheers, RickO

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    GoldenEggGoldenEgg Posts: 1,923 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very well preserved and amazing piece of numismatics and Americana right there!

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice one!

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    cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Superlative coin.

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    FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love a nice chain cent- congratulations!

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    fathomfathom Posts: 1,513 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool piece. This is why pedigree designation on the label matters.

    I had never heard the term "drift marks" before, thank you for the education on those specific planchet voids.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Absolutely, one of the nicest pre 1800 coin I have seen on this forum. Congratulations. Great pedigree information. Thank you for sharing.
    Jim


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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @renomedphys said:

    Shot these for inclusion in Numisstudy. I think they came out pretty good. Really hard to capture the true color with a blast white background. Turning up the exposure helps.

    This design was widely panned by the public, with a periodical of the time reading: "Lady Liberty in a fright"

    I think she is beautiful!

    “ Lady Liberty in a fright” Jeez, people never change. Somebody always find something to complain about.

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on an outstanding piece my coin brother 👍👌

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,828 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 5, 2023 10:15PM

    :o
    Closest thing to a "WOW!!" button we have! Gorgeous!

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with the note above... WOW!!!
    (drool face)

    Thanks for the edge pictures as well. I found it surprising how clean, detailed, and square the edge is. Incredible!

    I wonder where this coin has been pre-1850. Perhaps sitting in a desk drawer and forgotten about?

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ditto on the WOW!!! This is the kind of coin I just dream about.

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seeing that coin is better than eating a pile of Bacon! I did not think I could ever utter those words. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    WaterSportWaterSport Posts: 6,709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now you know what makes a bunch of coin collectors envious.

    WS

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Its so cool there are such nice condition coins from so long ago. I enjoy looking at them. I love the 17xx date ones. Thanks for sharing.

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    cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just an incredible artifact.

    Many happy BST transactions
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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome! B)

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Absolutely a beautiful historic coin. I'm glad to know what drift marks are. That the planchet was impure is icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing. Peace Roy

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    JRoccoJRocco Posts: 14,277 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a moose.
    Amazing coin.

    Some coins are just plain "Interesting"
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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just an incredible piece of our history, and I especially enjoyed the pics of the edge.
    This is art

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    ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,441 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can't think of any other superlatives than what has already been expressed to say about this fantastic piece of history. So awesome to see in hand, and It obviously has found the most appreciative and perfect home in Matt. Congratulations again!

    Charmy HarkerThe Penny Lady®

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