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1844 Large Cent Opinion

Best picture seller can get me and I had to crop and rotate them to get this so best I am going to get. I don't see the "1" in bust for N-8 but still impressive coin. Thoughts?

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,907 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 28, 2017 3:02PM

    I don't like the "halos" around the stars which may be indicative of cleaning. I would pass, unless you are going to put it in an album.

    I only see N-1 through N-7 on CoinFacts;

    http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/1856

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    gripgrip Posts: 9,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Picture is to blurry.

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    mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree about the halos.

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    @oih82w8 said:
    I don't like the "halos" around the stars which may be indicative of cleaning. I would pass, unless you are going to put it in an album.

    I only see N-1 through N-7 on CoinFacts;

    http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/1856

    The N-8 is proof only.
    pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/408567

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    LoveMyLibertyLoveMyLiberty Posts: 1,784 ✭✭✭

    I would suggest having someone with a good
    knowledge of this coin and that it is a proof
    N-8, of which there are very few. Some parts
    of the piece you showed look a little suspicious,
    but maybe it's just my old eyes.

    Heritage Auctions has a good image of a sale of
    an N-8 to compare.
    " Only 12 to 15 examples of this proof-only variety are known in all grades. The entire obverse and the upper half of the reverse "

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,907 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @kenriles012 said:

    @oih82w8 said:
    I don't like the "halos" around the stars which may be indicative of cleaning. I would pass, unless you are going to put it in an album.

    I only see N-1 through N-7 on CoinFacts;

    http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/1856

    The N-8 is proof only.
    pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/408567

    Ah, that would explain it...I rarely look at proof strikes.

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    MikeInFLMikeInFL Posts: 10,188 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice strike, but doesn't look like a proof due to weakness in strike -- which for a business struck coin is good but for a proof not so good -- but I did not attribute the coin.

    The think that really bothers me about the coin is the color/surfaces. As others have noted, it appears as if the coins' surfaces have been messed with.

    Collector of Large Cents, US Type, and modern pocket change.
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    MikeInFLMikeInFL Posts: 10,188 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 29, 2017 8:09PM

    Delete duplicate post. Yikes.

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    MikeInFLMikeInFL Posts: 10,188 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 29, 2017 6:38AM

    Deleted duplicate post.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very blurry picture of the obverse.... That being said, the surfaces of the coin are highly questionable...some sort of cleaning or treatment has occurred. Cheers, RickO

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    jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,380 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn't be interested in that coin.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,945 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A definite PASS. I suspect that it has been cleaned and recolored.

    All glory is fleeting.

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