1798 Large Cent Grade

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ilmcoins, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the poor photos. It is late and I am too tired to pull out all of my lights!!

    I picked this one up today and am curious if you think it will straight grade? Maybe a F15? @Marshall

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  3. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    I would say in the very good range, it has wear but has nice details.
  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Good+ sharpness, but no straight grade because of the scratches on the obverse and perhaps mild porosity.
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  5. Dimedude2

    Dimedude2 Member

    vg plus, not sure if it were body bagged
  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    G+ corroded, detailed. Still a nice coin!
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Reverse is nicer than the obverse.
    While they are lenient with old copper, I think there's too many scratches to straight grade. I'd be F-15 on the reverse but VG on the obverse. F-details.
  8. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    It shouldn’t straight-grade with those obverse scratches. I’m at G/VG, nowhere near F-15.
  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I’m with @johnmilton and am afraid the surface may be too porous for a straight grade..... Yours has more detail than my draped bust example and mine graded fine.
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    This coin while having appeal will not grade due to the obverse scratches and overall condition. More like a VG-6 but it would get a Details if sent in. Best to leave raw and enjoy.
  11. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    I agree with the G - VG range with details. Still a nice coin, I like it.
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