1793 Flowing Hair One Cent - worth "conserving" by NCS?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by AtlantaMan, May 27, 2024.

  1. AtlantaMan

    AtlantaMan New Member

    Hi All,
    I have a 1793 flowing hair, wreath reverse, vine & bars, large one cent. If I study the obverse under magnification, I can make out the remnants of a 1, 7 and 3, but the 9 seems to be totally obliterated. I clearly see the sprig, the face, the hair and "LIBERTY." The reverse is in pretty good shape given its age. I think the grading services probably would say its "environmentally damaged." Oh well. As far as I can tell by looking at various auctions and such, it's about an 8 on the Sheldon Scale. That's my amateurish opinion, that's it.
    Questions:
    1) What do you think the grade would be?
    2) I think this is worth "slabbing," but should I also get NCS to "conserve" it?
    Thanks!!
    1793 Flowing Hair - Obverse - Vine and Bars.jpg 1793 Flowing Hair - Reverse - Vine and Bars.jpg
     
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  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    I vote "too far gone" . . . . .

    Z
     
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  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    The obverse and reverse look like they are different planchets. Reverse has chunks missing from the edge that the obverse doesn't.

    Z
     
  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Could it even be an old crude counterfeit?? Or Metal detecting find?
     
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  6. AtlantaMan

    AtlantaMan New Member

    I think the chunks "missing" from the edge is the light reflecting off the clear plastic from the coin flip. The edges for both sides are pretty much complete.
     
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice but I don’t think the grading and conservation fees are worth the cost. Welcome to CT.
     
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  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .


    Careful removal and better photos against a white background would help.

    That one at 3:30 on the reverse still looks like a chunk no matter how I enlarge the photo. That one gives me pause. Some of the lesser ones at 12:00 on the reverse I can see as reflections.

    Z
     
  9. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    I agree, I can't make heads or tails out of that date, for that reason I wouldn't spend any money on it at all! No grade it's too far gone, better luck next time! ;)
     
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  10. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Would be nice if the edge said something
     
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  11. AtlantaMan

    AtlantaMan New Member

    See my refreshed post with new, cleaner photos.
     
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