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I bought this coin for its choice rim ding

BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,056 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 29, 2024 1:47PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I hate rim dings. This one on a dark gray F02 1855 half spoke to me. It was so pronounced for a small ding and perfectly toned that I had to have it. Now it's sitting next to me, and I enjoy how the darker peripheral toning against a dark background toning highlights the light rim bump nicely. One's eyes are immediately drawn to it on this classic, dark gray 1855 Seated Liberty half.

"Hi there! I'm here and I'm spectacular!"

3 rim nicks away from Good

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This coin does not have rotated dies.

    The only time I considered a rim ding anything more than ugly was on an 1861-O die marriage minted by the Confederacy. I wondered if that was a Rebel rim ding or a Union rim ding.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would the rim nick cause it to grade POOR Details ? :)

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    Would the rim nick cause it to grade POOR Details ? :)

    How about POOR details+ ?

    I'm looking at it now and appreciating its high level of visibility on a gun barrel gray coin. This one literally is outstanding. It scores high in conspicuous annoyance and amazingly would not let go of me until it convinced me to buy it. A supernatural rim ding? I don't know.

    Anyway, the coin captures both my love of the color of old coin silver with a "perfect" example of the disappointing reality (to collectors) of rim dings on these well-worn coins. The coin is purchased more for enhancing the ambiance of my coin cave with some humor than for achieving any particular collecting goal.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,893 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 30, 2024 10:09AM

    Cool coin!
    We use this phrase numerous times,
    "Collect what YOU like!"
    I have a few "Dark Toners" in my collection that many despise. Sorry, I love some of these if the colors still POP!
    <3B)<3

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh?
    This reminds me of another coin I purchased. It was a 1891 CC Morgan Dollar. In a cull tray! Yes, in a cull tray. I couldn't believe it too! Sure, it was dark toned, had a deep hit mark on the obverse, plus, a rim ding too. She only wanted $25!
    I snagged that sucker up, as quickly as I could!
    :D
    Here it is,



    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeyCoins Good for you! A Junk Box Victory!

    3 rim nicks away from Good
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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,939 ✭✭✭✭✭

    “Closing Time” for the 2am rim ding.

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