Heavily Lacquered 1864 2 Cen(ts)

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Mark Metzger, Apr 7, 2022.

  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Just a bizarre coin. Painted with lacquer and apparently missing the last two letters in “cents”, part of “states” and most of the “A” in America. Grease Filled Die, possibly???

    I’m giving it a soak in acetone to try and get rid of the coating. I’ve got basically nothing in this coin, so a little experimentation will be fun. I’ll post post-acetone photos once it sold for a bit. Any thoughts on the missing letters would be appreciated.
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  3. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Post acetone images…
    Definitely thinking grease filled die. Looks like Large motto (o is only letter I can make out)
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Looks toasty. Maybe Grease Filled Die?? :nailbiting: Awaiting possibly more answers.....:singing:
  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll go with filled die. The coin looks much better after the bath.
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  6. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Well-Known Member

    I was going to say a acetone bath would remove the lacquere. I used it on a heavy coated cent. Nice woodie too
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    More grease than Cookie's hair. LOL

    (Most are too young to understand the reference. LOL)
  8. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor

    I always liked Cookie's hair and fluffy dress :)
  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Well-Known Member

    Yeah hate to admit it I know Cookie too! .....lend me your comb
  10. PennyGuy

    PennyGuy US and CDN Copper

    Remember “77 Sunset Strip”?
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  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Could be grease filled but the missing obv rim makes me wonder about the possibility of the die faces not being parallel.
  12. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

  13. MIKELOCK34

    MIKELOCK34 Well-Known Member

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    I have an 1866 missing the “TS.” Assumed grease filled die on this one too.
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