1845 Large Cent - Are these dings too much to grade straight?

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  1. scguy

    scguy Active Member

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  3. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    We need a reverse image too.
  4. scguy

    scguy Active Member

    Sorry, meant to post that too. Here you go C7055463-3854-4DCE-BEB4-8094BBEAF41E.jpeg
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  5. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I believe it would not straight-grade but if your timing was just right, then maybe. Maybe a 5% chance of getting a straight-grade.
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  6. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Even if it would, in my opinion it would
    not be worth the cost of submission for what looks to be about a 30 or $40 coin.
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  7. scguy

    scguy Active Member

    It’s a gift from my dad, I just want it encapsulated. I suppose I don’t mind a details grade, just wanted to know how it would grade
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Forget the fees and submitting it. Go buy a plastic slab and do it yourself.
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  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Airtites do a heck of a job.
  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I agree. I have almost all of mine in "do it yourself slabs" w/o any problems. ;)
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    To me, it’s the least costly sensible thing to do to protect that coin.
  12. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The marks will prevent that coin from getting a straight grade. Even if they were not there, the coin only has VF sharpness which is not high enough to justify the grading fees, which are really high these days.

    Here is a AU-55 graded 1846 large cent. This will show you how much detail as been lost to wear.

    1846 Large Cent All.jpg
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  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Take it out of the 2X2 and take a clear picture.

    Folks here can grade it for you.

    Save the money
  14. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    Agreed with others, it would grade as damaged but still a sweet coin. I personally like to keep circulated large cents raw, they’re just fun to hold. If you want it slabbed I would do it yourself and you could make your own label “from Dad, 2022” or whatever you like, which would be much nicer than a TPG label calling out the technical issue.
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  15. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Agree with others-the sensible thing to do with your coin of sentimental value is to self-slab it. Here's a half cent I self-slabbed.

  16. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I have been using 2x2s for most of my coins. The only coins that I had graded was an 1895 Liberty Head Eagle that was graded MS-61 by NGC and a 1904 Liberty Head Double Eagle that was "graded" "Details - Obverse Scratched". I guess, being new to coin collecting, I had to know what I had bought. I paid $675 for the Eagle and $1,275 for the "Detailed" Double Eagle.
    By the way, I like your slabbed Half Cent. Did the slab come with the green inside come that way when you bought it, or did you make it? Either way, I would like many of my coins slabbed like yours.
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That would be a self slab and label. You can buy the parts and do them yourself.
  18. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    The green insert comes with the holder. It's a product that you can readily find in the on-line stores of Wizard, et. al. Personally, I hate the green color, wish they had white or even black. The green insert is somewhat stiff which helps to hold the coin very securely. Unlike the black inserts from Leuchturm which are quite soft and often don't hold the coin securely, particularly early issues struck in an open collar.
  19. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    Self slab your best option you could do a custom label too gift from dad. Father’s collection etc.
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