1853 Large Cent.

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  1. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    Are weak strikes common on large cents and why would it be weak only in certain areas. 1853 obverse.jpg 1853 reverse.jpg
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  3. Prez2

    Prez2 Well-Known Member

    Generally, I've found most of the two cent pieces I've run across tend to be reasonably well struck. Others may vary.
  4. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Non-parallel dies, usually.
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  5. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Possibly uneven polishing of the die? Just a thought.
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Technology today is not what us was in the 1850's.
  8. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    Any Newcomb help would be appreciated.
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  9. RittenhouseCU

    RittenhouseCU Member

    Weak strikes are very common on early coppers. 1852 and 1853 are notorious, especially for a weak periphery. The cause was improper strike pressure and probably improper basining of the dies.

    Can't help on the N variety, I sold my Grellman and Reiver many years ago when I stopped doing Late Dates. IF you're really into LD's, you should get a copy.
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  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Weak dates from strike issues are often seen on 1855 and 1856 cents as well.
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