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EAC Help. 1804 LG Cent

Some of you legends can spot these out better then I can. I’m having trouble with the photos I was provided on this 1804 LG Cent. Is this genuine based on what we are seeing?. Iv been going over these photos for a bit and I am requesting fresh eyes.

( the collector is older and Iv tried to get better photos but this is what I got to work with).

Appreciate your time.

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  • burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Details appear to line up properly to a known genuine example:

    It would be good to know the reverse rotation relative to the obverse...

  • Coinslave87Coinslave87 Posts: 184 ✭✭✭

    Working on more pics

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Severely damaged... Not one I would consider....Poor pictures, but looks authentic. Cheers, RickO

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like the obverse cud is starting to form over RT but tough to tell from the out of focus pics. That and the damage would give me pause... as far as details, this is one of the better examples and if not for the severe gouges it would be a nice piece.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks genuine from these pics. Cud starting to form on obverse over RT. Shame regarding the damage.

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,479 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a Chain Cent that looked like this many years ago, and it turned out to be a cast copy. I would be very leery of this.

    My advice is to buy a key date like this in a PCGS or NGC holder. Don't fool around, especially when all you have are pictures of some guy holding the coin. If an expert could see it in person, it might be worth the chance, but under these conditions, no.

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  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It probably is genuine, but I would avoid it unless is was extremely inexpensive. That poor thing is heavily damaged.

  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My pictures are a bit fuzzy and outdated, but it looks like the obverse rim cud starting half way over the R in Liberty is correct, but I would avoid it as your coin is severely damaged.

  • Coinslave87Coinslave87 Posts: 184 ✭✭✭

    Avoided! Took a pass, as other respectable collectors suggested I will stick with a graded one instead of raw. It may be the real deal but I’m following my gut and suggested opinions.

    Cheers, thank you all for input.

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good plan!

    I skimped on my example, but at least it’s presentable and authenticated:

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