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Rare 1848 Cent Die Aid

Everybody is always looking for a small date which are relatively easy to see but there are a few rare die varieties. I guess N-32 and N-46 have the same obverse: does anybody with the proper literature have any good ways to spot that obverse?


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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    sorry, no


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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,907 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 4, 2017 12:52PM

    You mean this one?

    Ron Guth: Plain and simple, the 1848 Small Date Large Cent is a counterfeit, and probably a contemporary one. However, it has been accepted as a collectible coin by the copper community and brings strong prices whenever it appears at auction. Virtually all of the known examples are on over-sized planchets, often double-struck or overstruck on other coins, and at least two show one or more planchet clips. Breen knew of seven in 1988; today the population is 10-12 examples. The Dan Holmes collection (sold in 2011) contained three examples.


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well... that is intriguing.... a counterfeit that is a recognized collectible (other than those collected by counterfeit collectors)...Cheers, RickO

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