Latest Large Cent pickup from my LCS (Local Coffee Shop)

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Moekeever, Aug 16, 2022.

  1. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    I go to the local coffee shop a few times a week. An older gentleman has taken to sit and chat will we on many occasions. One day the subject of coins came up. I told him about my incurable sickness of collecting Large Cents. He says he doesn’t collect coins be he has a few that his dad found we they lived near Boston. He stated they were found between the walls of an old house being repaired. He didn’t know what kind or how many. Well this morning he comes in and sits down and pulled coin’s from his pocket. I spy 4 flying eagles, two half dimes, a bust quarter and this beautiful 1803 large cent. I asked him if he wanted to sell them and he said not really I just wanted to show them to you. I told him I would really like to purchase the large cent. I pulled out a $50 and said will this do, he said since it’s your favorite coin it’s yours. We continued to talk over coffee and as he started to leave I told him the coffee was on me today, he just chuckled. I’m still grinning. It’s got some corrosion and a few dings but I think she’s beautiful.

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  3. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    Great story and a nice coin. We should all look that good at 220 years old.:)
  4. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Very nice looking cent, and a neat story. Also shows it's a good idea to have some cash in your pocket, you never know what may turn up!
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  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    really nice, what would you grade it?
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  6. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    I always carry cash for this reason, a $50 bill will seal the deal better than it check.
  7. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    I’m not great on grading but maybe VG-8 details. The corrosion keeps it from being graded.
  8. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Sorry, I disagree.

    Anything can be graded, even if you do it.
    The corrosion may get a details grade, but still graded
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  9. BryceS

    BryceS Member

    What a neat story! The coin looks pretty decent as well; I'd grade it out as VG-8 details (corrosion).
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    What a wonderful story and a great looking coin.
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  11. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    That would be a Small Date, Large Fraction I believe!! Nice !
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  12. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    I agree with you I should have said straight graded.
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Nice pickup! Cool story.
  14. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    FYI, S-258 R1 if you're interested. There's just something about Large Cents that endears them to some of us.

    ps I just got new glasses so I can see for the first time in about a year.
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  15. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    Glad your back and congrats on being able to see again. We need more large cents posted to cointalk. I really miss your very informative posts. I’m going to try and post more of my LC this fall. Take care.
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