1798 Large cent

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Zako, Jun 29, 2021.

  1. Zako

    Zako Well-Known Member

    Here is the second oldest coin in my collection which I got when I went medal detecting on my grandfathers old farm. 20210629_183311.jpg 20210629_183329.jpg
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  3. Dean 295

    Dean 295 D.O.M.

    how can you tell it's a 1798 large cent? I can just make out the one cent, But i'm sorry I can't make out the date. But since you did some metal detecting I give you an A for finding such a coin.
  4. Zako

    Zako Well-Known Member

    Well the coin is heavily corroded but if you hold it up in just the right light you can barely make out the date
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  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    What an interesting dig. That's really cool, @Zako.
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  6. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I see...1798 Nice find. :)
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice find!
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  8. Zako

    Zako Well-Known Member

    Thank you
  9. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Nice find. I can (relatively) easily see the date.
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  10. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Well-Known Member

    My eyes are getting old. I only see the 179_.
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    it is a 1798, and it is one of the small 8 varieties but I can't tell for sure if it is a type 1 or type 2 bust.
  12. Dimedude2

    Dimedude2 Member

    Nice find and very cool
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