1794 cent I re-placed the flip, and found a surprise.

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  1. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned many times I am now retired and have time to look at the many coins I have bought over the years. I saw the 1794 cent I had had a smokey looking flip so I thought I'd replace the flip. Upon removing it I saw and forgot it had a printed edge. (yeah I know but I was excited) here is the coin and the edge. Your comments? 1794 cent head of 94.jpg 1794 cent reverse.jpg 1794 cent 1. one hundred.jpg 1794 cent  2. for a.jpg 1794 cent 3. dollar.jpg
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Yep. Lettered edges on those. It's easy to forget, since after all, one doesn't see these every day! It's been years- more than a decade, actually- since I owned one.
  4. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    That's clearly a FAKE! [he lied jealously] ;) Someday I hope to have one too! What a beautiful piece of history you've got there, congratulations!
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    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

  6. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member Supporter

    Cool! The edges of coins are overlooked. The U.S. doesn't use edge lettering much compared to world coins. Dive into those and there's all kinds of crazy edge stuff going on!
  7. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    Your coin is sharp but too corroded to see fine details clearly. Might those marks at the reverse dentil-tips be stars? Copare carefully the attached images of your coin and the much-pricier "1794 Starred Reverse".

    1794.jpg 1794.jpg 1794 S-048 Starred Rev #0.jpg 1794 S-048 Starred Rev #1.jpg 1794 S-048 Starred Rev #2.jpg 1794 S-048 Starred Rev #3.jpg

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  8. bestgrandpa

    bestgrandpa Junior Member

    This post brought to mind a recently acquired 1794 Large Cent. Even though there is a lot of copper green corrosion on the obverse I like the detailing! Only 2 coins short (1795 & 1796) of completing my LC album (had to use a couple of type no date culls to fill two rare/date holes). Feedback on this coin would be appreciated!

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  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I have been looking at several 1794's lately and yours is in decent condition with a fairly good price tag, you lucky devil. Thanks for sharing that beauty.
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  10. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Never knew the edge had printing. Thanks.
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  11. Millard

    Millard Coindog

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  12. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

    If the green corrosion on the obverse is powdery, flakes away easily or appears to spread, it may be bronze disease and should be treated immediately.
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  13. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Funny, I had just pulled out a box of raw coins and found a 1794 I forgot I had. "ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR" on the edge. Nice thick coin.
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  14. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for the star input again I had no clue, guess I should pull out the redbook more often. I'll get a better look at the dentil rev looking for stars, and post pictures
  15. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    No stars I am sorry to say (kicking a can) but I found George Washingtons fingerprint :wacky: (kidding) thanks for telling me about the stars though. 1794 cent reverse dentils 1.jpg 1794 cent reverse dentils 2.jpg 1794 cent reverse dentils 3.jpg
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  16. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

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  17. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Not the starred reverse (S-48) wrong obv. Looks more to me like S-30
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    That’s perty. Great catch. That had to be quite the surprise.
  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    it once was yours.
  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Somebody forgot to give that coin some luv
  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    That’s what a What the hell is this. Where’s the red book
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