Doctored 1792 Washington-Eagle cent

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  1. Roman Collector

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    PCGS experts identify this as tooled, re-tooled, hole filled and artificial patina applied. Read about it here.

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  3. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    Wow. I don't know who to praise. Granted, the graders did an awesome job in identifying that it is a doctored coin. I could not tell. At the same time, while I DO NOT endorse the work of such doctors - it's somewhat impressive to make it look natural...
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  4. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    wow. That took a lot of work by someone doctoring the coin. Amazing.
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  5. Evan8

    Evan8 Old Soul

    Jeeze it wasn't too shabby before it was altered.
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  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Good article. What was the grade? Genuine, details?
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  7. CircCam

    CircCam Well-Known Member

    Agreed. However good a job the doctoring was, I still think the end result looks weird. Looked nice before even with the reverse tooling.
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  8. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Most people would miss that without it being pointed out.

    Just think of this though, a 5 figure rarity wasn't their practice piece. They certainly had been practicing on low value holed copper ect
  9. CircCam

    CircCam Well-Known Member

    For sure- I'm in that group and wouldn't have seen that look as a red flag either. Just prefer the brown before it was messed with further... I suppose after repairing the hole, covering it with the artificial patina was necessary.

    Interesting how you can still faintly see the repair in those photos... I wonder if that was the first clue that tipped them off.
  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    They did a good job,especially on the obverse. I wonder why they didn't do a better job on the reverse. The area where the hole was plugged is still visible.
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