Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Coinsandmedals, Jul 7, 2020.
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Also would love to see the other coins from the submission.
Are those CUDS on the reverse rim?
It's a cool coin.....I LIKE it!
I'm going to guess 64 BN here.
OK, so it ain't as purty as yours is, but hey- can you wear yours?
I thought not.
@David Betts I am not sure where you got your numbers from, but if you can find genuine examples in comparable condition for $200-300, I would suggest you pick them up in a hurry. You stand to make a good deal of money off of them.
@kSigSteve I only submitted this piece and the Twopence, which is the subject of a different thread. I have a bunch more that I need to get around to, including a decent looking 1797 Proof penny that I recently cherry-picked. I plan to take advantage of NGC’s grading special later this month. I find it hard to argue with a 20% discount!
@Beardigger Yes, there are several cuds on the reverse. Nearly all of the business strike examples I have inspected have these, and they can serve as a point of authentication. Here is a link to a post I wrote on the subject coin not too long ago (https://www.cointalk.com/threads/a-brief-introduction-to-the-1793-bermuda-penny.357923/).
@lordmarcovan That is a well-loved piece of copper you have there, and you are correct, I cannot wear mine. I feel as though I ran across a gentleman in a similar get-up during one of my trips to Charleston. He had some extraordinary pieces affixed to his vest.
Sorry Coinsandmetals this is probably closer?
No need to apologize. I think the coin you linked to is on the other extreme of the spectrum, especially for a raw coin with slightly out of focus pictures. Usually, the Krause guides are way off, but in this instance, they are pretty close to recent auction records. https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/bermuda-penny-km-5-1793-cuid-1056472-duid-1291969
My grade: MS-63
NGC grade: MS-63
Finding a decent looking uncirculated 1793 Bermuda Penny on a budget is no easy task. Although this coin is commonly encountered in heavily circulated condition they are very scarce in MS. There is some interesting historical speculation for why this may be, which I briefly introduced in an earlier post on the same coin (LINK). Collapsing across color designation there are only 57 examples graded 60-66 at both NGC and PCGS. Examining this piece in hand for the first time my gut instinct was MS-63, but I studied the auction archives from Heritage to confirm my estimate. The MS-64 examples that I came across were largely free of the handful of very minor contact marks that are scattered throughout the obverse design on my coin and were typically better struck. The MS-62 examples I examined were not nearly as crisp as my coin and had substantially more contact marks on both the obverse and reverse. It seemed logical that my coin would fall somewhere in the middle. Overall I am happy with the MS-63 grade NGC assigned it and I feel as though it is a solid example for the grade.
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