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WOW....does this coin have eye appeal.....or NOT?

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 494 ✭✭✭✭✭

So with my 61st birthday quickly approaching I stumbled on this coin. I really don't need it for my core set but the look is something different. Different in a good way or different in a bad way? What do you think?

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  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Net positive in my book …not a monster/moose but nice …if the price is reasonable and you have the funds, then go for it.

  • COINS MAKE CENTSCOINS MAKE CENTS Posts: 1,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it.

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  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 798 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Eye appeal is in the eyes of the beholder.

    This beholder doesn't find that that coin appeals to him.

  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭

    a hard pass

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,690 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, yes, but I'd use the descriptor "slightly negative eye appeal" primarily due to the area of corrosion others have pointed it. I wouldn't be able to see anything else.

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,568 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2024 12:40PM

    The spud in the ear detracts from the interesting coloration, though.

  • mikee999mikee999 Posts: 332 ✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn’t touch that coin w/an 11ft pole.
    It’s a rather “common” date w/plenty of better looking examples out there.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A pass here as well

  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭✭✭

    bit of a mushy strike and green pvc on reverse makes this a pass

  • raysrays Posts: 2,326 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Slightly negative eye appeal imo.

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Verdigris rules it out for me.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Life is too short - if you like it then get it!

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,613 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't like it, but I'm not the one thinking about buying it.

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  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz said:
    The spud in the ear detracts from the interesting coloration, though.

  • lcoopielcoopie Posts: 8,668 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is there pvc?

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  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think you can do better, but i wouldnt kick her out of bed.

  • jughead1893jughead1893 Posts: 826 ✭✭✭✭

    I would keep looking

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,620 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pass

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  • Negative.

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see why you like it.

  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2024 7:43PM

    Me I like, could be restorated and it is intersting because it is also MPD-001

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  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭

    @silviosi said:
    Me I like, could be restorated and it is intersting because it is also MPD-001

    I would love to know where the MPD is located, since I blew up the photo to the size of a dinner plate and found nothing. So allow me to go out on a limb if it is truly an MPD-001 then I will opine and state that the variety is a waste of a collector's time and money

  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2024 8:43PM

    @ RobertScotLover said;
    I would love to know where the MPD is located, since I blew up the photo to the size of a dinner plate and found nothing. So allow me to go out on a limb if it is truly an MPD-001 then I will opine and state that the variety is a waste of a collector's time and money

    Ha, Ha, thanks you made me smile before go to slip. I hesitate before to go to see between MPD-001 and 002.
    MPD mean Misplaced Date. Iwill transform the pdf in pic and post here

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  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It shows nicely. I wouldn't pay overly for it, and would use some methylene chloride to address the green issue on the reverse. It would go nicely in a type set.

    thefinn
  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,822 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RLSnapper said:
    So with my 61st birthday quickly approaching I stumbled on this coin. I really don't need it for my core set but the look is something different. Different in a good way or different in a bad way? What do you think?

    Obverse reminds me of a "blood moon".

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  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 494 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @silviosi you have a great eye......it is indeed an N-6....MPD-001 in the reference you are using. It is a R1 ....so a common coin with an uncommon look.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not impressed.

  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭

    Me I like the coin and with only 29 in BB and RB at this moment graded in MS made a wish for the set. This wariety as I wrote is fins 6 in 64 and 8 in 65. The right attribution will be 1956 N6 upright 5 MPD-001. The last call for a coin as your at 64 on private sell was 1950$ in 2019.

    The R1 go back to 1989-1992 and was an estimation by raport of the N6. The price you see there it is the premium and not for coins.

    So nice self gift for the birthday. (I have to see what will be my self gift some Wallmart and Suzuki stocks before split??? )

    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT.FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL.THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE. MARK TWAIN

  • bagofnickelsbagofnickels Posts: 347 ✭✭✭✭

    I like the overall color but the spot of toning (stain?) right at the ear would bug me as would whatever that green on the reverse is.

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    First, happy birthday! I would pass on this coin. Active verdigris is a real bugger on copper. Also, this coin stands no shot of being a true red and brown example. It's not that I hate the coin, but... I wish for your 61st year to be problem free. This coin does not align to that wish.

    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.

  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2024 8:06PM

    Why peoples are so afraid of verdis on those coins??? I have my lab for restauration of the artifacs and all the Cooper base alloys before 1902-1905 are easy restaurated. Exception seea deep age state. After 1905 for US coins it is more difficult because they start to use recycle Cooper. There it is more difficult because you find all kind of metals in composition and a restauration became more complex.

    I performed those restoration and re-slabed on same as before. Is a complex procedure, relatve costly, but some coins are worth.

    I wrote this for those who are scare about verdis because the folk go around. Verdis it is a salt and in more then 70% of the time it is metalic protection to environement and affect only the free anions of the cooper.

    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT.FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL.THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE. MARK TWAIN

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,577 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not for me... does this coin have eye appeal?

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,625 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a pass for me too. As soon as I saw the green corrosion in the wreath, that was it. Some may think it's no big deal, but for me, it is and it's not the same as verdigris in the devices. Verdigris, at least some of the time, can get removed with judicious use of Blue Ribbon (if you can find it). This green corrosion usually doesn't budge... and if it does, you may not like the pitting underneath. I soaked a few Middle Dates with similar corrosion in olive oil for a few months and got mixed results. One looked the same (no change), another looked OK (the color of the corrosion seemed to change), and the third piece was left with pitting on the surfaces where the green corrosion used to be...

    For the OP coin... 1856 is such an easy date to fine nice, that I'd just keep looking... best of luck!

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