1793 Half Cent

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Eduard, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Using the time to take new pictures of some of my coppers. I have never been able to take reasonable pictures of this coin before - pleased with the result.

    1793 1:2 half cent - OBV:REV - VGP!!!!!.png
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    WoW !! Nice Copper, I'm jealous . Nice details and nice date too !
    What do you think this grades > It's a Whale as far as value goes !
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    That's a very handsome, tough old copper.
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  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Early US copper coins are fast becoming my favorite.
    Yours is better looking than mine.
    Want to trade? :rolleyes:
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  6. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    Very nice one. These are usually heavily corroded.
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  7. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Here's mine; definitely not up to Eduard's coin's quality.
  8. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Thank you. I like this 'lil half sister' a lot, she's real pretty in-hand, just no very photogenic. But, I finally did manage to capture here as she is.

    kanga, I disagree, I think your example is superior to mine - it seems to have relatively smooth surfaces and strong devices. My C-3 on the other hand has a finely granular surface.
  9. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    I like them both...very much. I had a huge collection of Half Cents at one time including many Unc. Never had a 1793 though.

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  10. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    @Eduard and @kanga, those are both quite nice 1793's. I agree that it's somewhat difficult to photograph these coins adequately, whatever that word means. To illustrate, here's my 1793 that I bought from @halfcent1793 who was not only gracious enough to sell it to me but also spent some time talking about it and other things. The first set of photos are by @halfcent1793. The second set are my first attempt at shooting the coin. My attempt dramatically emphasizes the variable coloring on the obverse which does not look like the coin in hand. On my list to make another attempt, too.

    1793 1-Eckberg.jpg DSC_1062-tile.jpg
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Nice coin, good photos. Looks like you finally got a handle on photographing them.
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  12. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I just order a digital microscope. Hopefully, I will be able to take some neat pictures as you all have. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I'm horribly jealous...
  14. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    The 1793 half cent is a dream coin for me. It's great to see 3 examples together here, from 3 forum members.
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  15. bud250r

    bud250r Member

    Beautiful examples of the first coins of our country. I would love to own of them.
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  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Unique cuz faced west. Good shape. Cheech out
  17. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Member. That coin is just as good. Dream on
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Pictures or it didn’t happen. Only kidding. Wanna show us
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  19. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    @Publius2 , thank you for posting your example of the 1793 C-2. Beautiful early copper! not surprising seeing whom you obtained it from.
  20. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    I no longer have the collection...had to sell everything about 10 years ago. I still have my stock book though. I did have a 1794 VF-20 (B1 C1), and a 1795 F-15 (B2A,C2A). I had a total of about 40 coins including 17 Unc. graded from 62 to 65.

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  21. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    This coin is challenging to photograph. Publius 2 is right that the color in hand does not look like the photo he took. I can't figure out why it shoots like that, but it does.
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