My First Coin of 2022 - 1794 Large Cent

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  1. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    I went to the Muncie coin show today. I picked up this low grade 1794 at a very good price. I can see most of the details so overall I’m happy with it. 61032E91-E142-4F7D-9535-B212E5836079.jpeg E2C57228-A70B-4D13-BCAC-51D6C5DD36AD.jpeg F06F1438-5CC9-473B-9E7A-1E05EE5D7CC2.jpeg 7EABCDE0-4697-49B8-A94D-A5405365533D.jpeg 7AA4427C-BBC2-4D05-A31D-938F3E05DFA3.jpeg
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  3. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast

    That reverse isn't too bad for a '94 in that level of wear.
  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Looks like it was buried on the beach under sand for 200 years.
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  5. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Слава захисникам свободи

    There is something about holding a piece of American history, from whence the republic was a mere lass, that sends a shiver through one. This piece served her new country well. You also get an appreciation for the 13 gramme heft of the piece - these were meant to approximate their actual value in bronze. When I bought my 1794 years ago I literally stared at it for hours.
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  6. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Here's my baby...
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  7. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    I feel the same way each time I add another 94 to my collection. I hope I’m able to keep adding them this year.
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  8. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    The reverse has more details than most. Usually the obverse has the most detail left.
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  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Sounds like the Muncie show was good for both of us. Your 1794 is a S-59 an R-3 coin, which I don't have. I picked up a 1796 draped bust at the show. An NC-1. But I paid a lot more than you did.
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  10. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I like your coin. While the appeal of eye candy high-grade early cents is undeniable, their cost makes them unattainable for most of us. And, frankly, I find the circulated and even beat up examples exude a charm deriving from the unknown history of their circulation. One can imagine anything!

    Here's my beat up 1794. My imagined story here is that it fell onto the cobbled street of Philadelphia from a boy's hand when his father sent him down the street to buy a bucket of beer from the tavern. Then it was run over by the iron-shod wheel of a carter's wagon carrying rum or whiskey to the docks from the farms west of the Allegheny Mountains.

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  11. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

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  12. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member


    They're not all pretty, but they are all special.
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  13. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast

    They are. Anything 1798 1st Hairstyle and earlier I am a huge fan of - the differences between dies were at their most significant. Really want a 1794 Cap, any variety next.
  14. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    I love the eye appeal of your liberty cap and the story sure is great.
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  15. MIKELOCK34

    MIKELOCK34 Well-Known Member

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    Here is my 1794. Hard to get good photo through slab.
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