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I have been waiting for years.... finally found my 1841 Large Cent....love at first sight.

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭✭

This has now turned in to a memorable week in my numismatic life. As if purchasing my first Carson City coin wasn't enough I finally found an 1841 Large Cent for my core collection. It has been quite a while since I have been so excited, I am literally shaking. This coin showed up on Ebay tonight and there were already quite a few people watching it. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to pounce!! I have looked at literally thousands of 1841 Large Cents. They all look like crap. I still remember the one that got away from CRO...a PCGS MS62 CAC that I hesitated for 20 minutes and it was gone.
Well tonight I hesitated for 20 seconds before hitting the BIN button. Mark free...spot free....great color....a perfect PCGS AU55.
Let me know your thoughts about this coin. I am including a picture of the space holder I had as well. No need to upgrade this tough date again


  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You should be exited! That is a very nice coin with great eye appeal. :)

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

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, what an upgrade! Absolutely love the color, surfaces, and eye appeal. Big congratulations!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Am also digging the die cracks.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,051 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks very choice indeed, great score!

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice coin congrats!!!

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice look to that one. I can see why you pounced.

  • epcepc Posts: 93 ✭✭✭

    My 1841 was the last date I needed to complete my Late Dates one-per-year set. Wow, that was 14 years ago. Time flies when you're collecting half dimes... and getting old.

    Nice get. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

    Collector of Liberty Seated Half Dimes, including die pairs and die states

  • jughead1893jughead1893 Posts: 821 ✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on the newp.Good color and real nice for the grade. I looked for an au 41 for a couple years myself. I bought the cro coin.

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love that excited feeling
    I’ve had that twice in the last week and it’s exhilarating to know you’ve found an important treasure that means something.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,154 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking - Great upgrade.

  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,611 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That date is tough in that series, much like the seated halves. Here's mine, an AU-53 example:

  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 507 ✭✭✭✭

    And what an upgrade that turned out to be, sweet

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,263 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice-looking coin! I missed my chance at a nice 1841 last weekend. On Day 2 of the show, it was gone.🙁

    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 309 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A real WOW coin for your set! CONGRATS - your patience paid off!

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

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  • SametsSamets Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    Great looking coin!

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,009 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Real beauty. Congrats.

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice, indeed! Congrats on finding such a nice specimen.

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

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  • Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 705 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That looks like a very nice original coin. You did good by pouncing on it. I like it very much.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,280 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a really nice cent!
    The timing of this thread is serendipitous. I just picked this one up from my LCS today, has some minor rim issues but overall I think it is pretty nice. Not nearly as nice as the one you just got though.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s a great looking 1841 large cent 👍🏼


  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great pick up!!

    I am a type collector, and I’ve had a very hard time, finding a piece of early copper that appeals to me, so I know the feeling, there’s something very pleasant about a quality piece of early copper.

    I got a half cent early January that has me very excited so I know the feeling!


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