Found a 1820 large cent today for type registry

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Vess1, Feb 19, 2023.

  1. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    Went to show with four specific coins in mind. I could have gotten one and maybe should have, but wasn't in love with coin vs price. Ended up acquiring a fifth option... One that's always there in back of my mind but never find one I like. Well, today there was one I liked. I almost walked because it was a "reach" but kept coming back.

    For fun, I won't post the grade yet and will let you guys guess. Personally, I think this would be a tough one to grade by photos, but keep in mind it does have (subdued) cartwheel luster remaining and lots of color on the back. I was only able to capture some of the color on the reverse by tipping it at a bit of an angle. I used three bulbs for the front and only two for the back. Sometimes more light doesn't help on particular coins. This ones really interesting to look at and goes well with my others.

    1820 large cent combined.jpg
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  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Looks pretty!
    I'll guess MS 62 BN
  4. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Very nice large date 1820. I like the toning, a bit of corrosion, and what looks like a die crack around the stars on the right side. AU-50 probably higher. I'll go with the high end. Thanks for sharing your new beauty.
  5. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    63BN but would have to see in hand.
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  6. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    We have a winner! Yes NGC gave it a 63BN. It’s a dark coin and hard to photograph. More light doesn’t seem to make it any brighter. I expected someone to complain that pics were too dark. It’s easier to see on a computer screen than the cell phone.
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  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Pretty coin. Really nice.
  8. Hoky77

    Hoky77 Well-Known Member

    1820 N-13 R.1
    I like the die crack, it gives the coin character. It also makes attribution easier.
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  9. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    Thanks for the attribution. I'll add that in the comment under it on registry for my own sake.
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  10. Cheech9712

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  11. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    That is a fantastic piece!
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