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Just bought a little piece of Large Cent history!

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 490 ✭✭✭✭✭

Couldn't resist this 1854 from the Jack Robinson Collection. All sealed up in the original Superior flip and lot tag. I have the Catalogue and it all matches up. For $40 bucks it's a cool piece to add to my collection. Probably 1 of 1 of a sealed original lot from that sale.


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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,175 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RLSnapper said:
    Couldn't resist this 1854 from the Jack Robinson Collection. All sealed up in the original Superior flip and lot tag. I have the Catalogue and it all matches up. For $40 bucks it's a cool piece to add to my collection. Probably 1 of 1 of a sealed original lot from that sale.


    I'm not sure that it's a good idea to leave that coin in that PVC flip.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 490 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall ...the coin is described as cleaned and recolored in the catalogue. It is a R1 variety....IMO the coolness factor is the sealed lot flip...not the coin itself. Buy the PVC...not the coin! :D

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,175 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RLSnapper said:
    @PerryHall ...the coin is described as cleaned and recolored in the catalogue. It is a R1 variety....IMO the coolness factor is the sealed lot flip...not the coin itself. Buy the PVC...not the coin! :D

    You can always easily remove the coin by making a neat slit on the edge of the flip and then save the flip with the label for historical reasons. Or, you could even put your coin and the original label into a new non-PVC flip. I hate to see even low value coins in PVC flips. I've seen too many coins ruined by PVC.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 2,990 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2024 5:48AM

    That looks like 1989 under the coin. Can’t be too heavy on the PVC after all these years. Those Irish sets that came in the long thin Plastic holders with green cover would get heavy PVC long before the years this coin has been in this holder. Not all PVC are created equal. I vote leave it, watch it, enjoy. It. Move it around in the holder occasionally the coins that sit stagnant in the holders seem to get it the worse.

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