1838 large cent looks to real to me?

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  1. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    Hello all!

    I have this 1838 large cent I’m getting ready to list later this evening and after doing my typical weighing I do with my coins I started to think that this coin looks to good? Everything is where it’s supposed to be such as diameter and weight. I can’t figure it out maybe the details? I’m not sure what do you guys think? Maybe it just looks good and I’m getting paranoid with a few fakes I’ve received over the last few weeks.

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  3. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    Looks good to me, it probably seems suspicious because of the high details + the pores.
     
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  4. potty dollar 1878

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  5. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    She looks innocent enough to me.
     
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  6. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    Alright I’ll take that, yea I thinks it’s just the details. The most common fakes I receive tend to be the older large cents..
     
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  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Looks to. Be a dug coin...and its real.
     
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  8. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    the poresness and the blackish color makes me think it was dipped in lye at some point... otherwise it looks great. I doubt it's a copy with 38 being one of the more common years.
     
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  9. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    Is that from the black around it you’d think? I feel like there would be more damage no?
     
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  10. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    the corosion is even over the whole coin that's why i think dipped rather then dug
     
  11. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    That makes sense. It is in fairly nice condition. I’m also listing the 1838 half dollar which looks AU or higher are those more common as well?
     
  12. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    not sure about halves.. not really up to date on those, but I seem to remember when I got my 38 there was a fairly wide choice, but I would check going prices before selling either
     
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  13. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    That would depend ,what type of soil it was burried in....how deep? How long?
     
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  14. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    I would say on the LC that you could probablly get an easy 50 but might go as high as 100
     
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  15. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    I just feel like the detail i
    we will see! But I think right around there is a fair estimation
     
  16. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    Either way wouldn’t the detail be affected to some noticeable degree or are there soils that would not cause any difference in the coins aesthetics?
     
  17. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    It's nice when you come across a Coronet Head and are still able to see the hair at the forehead area. Mine is all worn down.
     
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  18. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Active Member

    Right!? That’s what I said when I first saw it and then had it in hand LOL. I’m excited for the person that gets the auction! There’s certain coins I get that make me want to start collecting that type
     
  19. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    Regarding your other eBay thread, I checked out your eBay store and I really like your FECs and many of the Barber dimes. I wanted to reply on that thread but I don't have the privilege to do that yet. So I'll do it here. LOL.
     
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  20. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

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    It looks real.
     
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  21. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Isreal just ground found. Lot of meat in it. Probably was unc or close when lost
     
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