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What do you think about this 1809 1/2c?

opportunityopportunity Posts: 985 ✭✭✭✭

Early American Copper, Bust and Seated.


  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks nice to me.

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  • raysrays Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The surfaces appear altered, presumably by polishing.

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,884 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Genuine, cleaned, and a little dinged up…..unless it’s a better Cohen variety, pass.
    But guessing the OP has something up his sleeve.
    @jesbbroken , what are your thoughts?

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  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 740 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 28, 2023 11:47AM

    Cool C-1 (R.4)! I would call this genuine.

    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.

  • fathomfathom Posts: 1,440 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry, traveling. Appears to be genuine and a C-1, which is the rarest of this date coin at R5 -. Many nicks and scrapes and appears cleaned, so no real guess as to grade. I would not be afraid to purchase for an album if reasonable.

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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,211 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice circ

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  • opportunityopportunity Posts: 985 ✭✭✭✭

    It is indeed a C-1. Not exactly problem free, but surfaces are much nicer than most C-1's. I am interest in the overstruck comment from @fathom ..why do you think that?

    Early American Copper, Bust and Seated.

  • fathomfathom Posts: 1,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @opportunity said:
    It is indeed a C-1. Not exactly problem free, but surfaces are much nicer than most C-1's. I am interest in the overstruck comment from @fathom ..why do you think that?

    The business around the F and T and the second A on the reverse.

  • dhikewhitneydhikewhitney Posts: 323 ✭✭✭

    I like it for under $5

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 9,915 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cleaned, ED, and scratched. I’m not big on early copper varieties so I’ll defer to the others on that point.

  • opportunityopportunity Posts: 985 ✭✭✭✭

    @dhikewhitney said:
    I like it for under $5

    I'm actually in agreement...I would love it for under $5!

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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,774 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very rough shape.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 1,925 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cleaned and excessive marks.

  • CocoinutCocoinut Posts: 2,494 ✭✭✭✭

    Cleaned, banged up, and possible environmental damage. Hard pass.

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