1816 Large Cent

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by HULLCOINS, Nov 25, 2020.


    HULLCOINS Junior Member

    Full disclosure, I have this coin listed on eBay. A member has messaged me asking me to "guarantee its authenticity". I'm not a TPG, nor a professional grader. That being said, does anybody see anything suspect on the coin, besides scratches and a possible cleaning?


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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Looks OK to me .
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks good to me as well.
  5. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    I think the person asking is just being difficult . Who counterfeits a low priced coin?
  6. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Sounds like someone you don't want to do business with...especially in an online marketplace like eBay where they will side with the buyer in most cases if he says fake coin... Or files a SNAD.
  7. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек

    Fakers in China crank out common date fakes by the boatload.
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    HULLCOINS Junior Member

    Agreed on the common fakes- I just don't see this as one of them. Came from a coin collection where the collector died in the 1960s and the coins sat for 50 years. Contemporary counterfeits exist, but this doesn't seem to be one.
  9. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    It looks real to me
  10. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    are those rim cuds on the obverse
  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Looks genuine to me.

    Who makes common date fake coins? China. They supply much of the flea market trade with common date, "circulated silver dollars."
  12. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    This is a genuine 1816 Newcomb-8 large cent. The long line on lower obverse and across the reverse are scratches on this coin. I would call this coin VG10, net VG8 for the scratches. The pix below are of your coin and my file-pic of Newcomb-8. 1816 N-08 3 cc--  F12 eBay.jpg 1816 N-08 3 cc-- MS64 PCGS.jpg
  13. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    If you want to use my comments (above) as your 'guarantee' for this coin, I am the author of the standard reference on US large cents of 1816-1839. To me, your coin is a legitimate product of the US mint in Philadelphia.
  14. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

  15. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Thats some nice attractive toining on such an old cent this is my example it looks alot better under correct lighting the theory is it looks like it was in a fire. 20201126_105905.jpg 20201126_105854.jpg
  16. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Yes your coin looks authentic. If I were the buyer I would be cautious also, better to be safe than sorry. No offense intended. Good luck.
  17. mike estes

    mike estes Active Member

    nice coin, i look through about 10 examples and i think its a VG8 coin. looking over those examples, 6 were from NGC and the other 4 were ANACS. your coin is authentic
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