1845 Braided Hair Large Cent

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Collecting Nut, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not bad looking for her age. The only problem is someone tried to make her ear bigger. Shame on them as this coin still has mint redness in a few places. At least she was cheap.
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  3. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Considering the obvious wear, the "mint redness" was most likely from an old cleaning.
  4. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    I agree with kanga, the coin took an old cleaning and didn't retone in some spots
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    If it were an ancient, it would be a centering mark.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's possible it was cleaned and retoned if there are no hairlines on the surface that I can see. I just posted another Large Cent and that's definitely cleaned. This is one of a number of $5.00 coins so no complaints from me.
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