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1856 Large Cent-Gift from Granddad

TunisTunis Posts: 430 ✭✭✭✭
edited September 23, 2017 6:49PM in U.S. Coin Forum

My daughter received this coin tonight. I(we) know it is in rough shape and not worth very much but she is so excited. Can someone provide me with details, such as cleaned?, it appears to be very pitted. It is now her oldest coin and she can't wait to extend her collection further back in time. Thanks in advance

After doing some research, slanted 5 variation. This is what we enjoy the most. Learning about the coins we acquire.


Successful buys on BST board from NotSure, Nankraut, Yorkshireman, Astrorat, Ikeigwin(2x), Bob13, Outhaul, coinbuf, dpvilla, jayPem, Sean1990, TwoKopeiki, bidask, Downtown1974, drddm, nederveit2

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 23, 2017 7:04PM

    Old cleaning and corroded. Maybe she'll become a collector. That's how I got my start, a VF+ 1770 Pillar dollar from grandpa.

    PS Leave it just as it sits!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You only posted the reverse... but great to hear about her excitement... you have a budding YN there... and, it is a coin from her Grandpa.... super... she will treasure it even if she does not continue collecting....Cheers, RickO

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    66Tbird66Tbird Posts: 2,858 ✭✭✭

    Fun coin because you can still see the details and see it's old. Great first coin.

    Need something designed and 3D printed?
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    TunisTunis Posts: 430 ✭✭✭✭

    Can everyone see both sides of the coin, or is just Ricko who can't see the obverse?

    Successful buys on BST board from NotSure, Nankraut, Yorkshireman, Astrorat, Ikeigwin(2x), Bob13, Outhaul, coinbuf, dpvilla, jayPem, Sean1990, TwoKopeiki, bidask, Downtown1974, drddm, nederveit2

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    lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tunis said:
    Can everyone see both sides of the coin, or is just Ricko who can't see the obverse?

    Both sides are there. Sometime pix are slow to load.

    That's a neat, old coin and it's terrific your daughter is excited about it. Upright 5's were also minted that year. Something to add to her want list, maybe.
    Lance.

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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,123 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wish my grand parents had left me something to remember them by. Really cool.

    Larry

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    ParlousJoeParlousJoe Posts: 451 ✭✭✭

    Very cool coin to receive from her Grandpa! She will always remember where that coin came from and hopefully she does keep collecting throughout her years in life. Again, very cool coin!

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