Oldest coin

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  1. daniel a DiBiasio

    daniel a DiBiasio Well-Known Member

    Happy New Year to everyone. Now that our coins have all aged another year,what's You're oldest coin you have in You're collection? Mine is the 1799 Silver Dollar. 20210918_140334.jpg 20210918_140352.jpg
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  3. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Oldest American is a 1883 Morgan Dollar and World is a 1763 Conventionsthaler
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  4. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    I guess this is my oldest US Federal issue:
  5. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Well, if you meant oldest regardless of issuance, it would be this:


    But if you meant US Federal issues (1792/3 and later):

  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    US coinage- 1803 Large Cent
    I have several Colonial and Pre-Colonial
    And I have a small number of coins that I can only call Ancients as is 300-600 BC
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  8. daniel a DiBiasio

    daniel a DiBiasio Well-Known Member

    nice! this and a 1793 chain cent are on my bucket list. Come on Powerball! lol
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  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    My 1803 Large Cent. "dug" while Metal Detecting.
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  10. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

    Oldest US = $1 FH 1795

    My oldest is a Venetian ducat, circa 1368 - 1382.

  11. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Oldest Federal US - 1795 Flowing Hair $1:

    Oldest Colonial American (as defined by Red Book) - 1723 Rosa Americana Penny (I also have a 1723 Rosa twopence):

    Oldest Dated - 1481 Double Briquet (Dubbel Vuurijzer) from Brabant:

    Oldest (Groat of Henry VI 1430-31):
  12. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    US-1798 and in general probably this. Screenshot_20211231-151017_Chrome.jpg IMG_20211231_151232.jpg IMG_20211231_151408.jpg
  13. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    Excluding my ugly ancients.

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  14. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member Supporter

    My oldest U.S. coin is an 1828 half cent, info from PCGS. No pictures of the coin because my phone is terrible, but this coin has a very pleasing chocolate brown color and nice eye appeal.
    The oldest world coin I own is a uniface medieval pfennig from Cologne, Germany. The exact KM# is hard to pinpoint becsuse NGC lacks pictures of all but 1 of the uniface pfennigs of this period. The closest match references Noss 52 as the coin I own. Mine is a bit better struck than this coin, but it has a small hole. These coins are paper thin!
    My oldest piece of exonumia is an example of the following coin. Very well struck with an overall pleasing design. A silver plated copper souvenir exists, but this example weighs to the original silver issue. I lucked out on this example. I purchased a pound of world coins with a bonus silver coin included. You guessed it, this was the bonus coin!
    And lastly, my oldest and only Greek ancient coin. Actual pictures this time, plus info.
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  15. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

  16. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    I can't imagine a better candidate for a bottom pop collectable Poor1 Details coin with the choice of Ugly Plug, Counterstamp, Scratched 1858 and Corrosion as descriptions.

    And I still think it has more character than better grade coins. but it is RAW.
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  17. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Certainly not the prettiest

  18. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    That’s a nice looking 1794. I’m surprised it’s details graded, as some in straight graded slabs look worse. My oldest Federal coin is also a 1794 LC.

    A 1795 Flowing Hair Half is my oldest Federal for which I have pictures handy. Then there would be my Rosa Americana as my earliest coin struck for what is now the US. My oldest coin with a modern date is a 1598 Three Brothers Thaler. I’m not sure what my oldest ancient is. “Old” carries more weight for me when the date is written in modern Arabic numerals.

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  19. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder here. A terminal die State IX of S-65. I love it.
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  20. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Thank you very much for the attribution. I do love the look of the obverse. I wish the reverse looked as nice.
  21. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    The Reverse IS nice, but the die state appears to show evidence of die sinking at ONE CENT. It is not noted for S-65, but is common as others reach the end of their die life.

    Just maybe, it might even be a new Die State [X] or Noyes H. It depends on whether the copper powers can agree on it being Die State related or just wear. New Die State is my vote from the photos.

    The Details is almost a default position of Environmental Damage for early copper. But I have noted that TPGs have a tendency to drop both the grade AND add Detail or Genuine on the label. So a technical detail Grade of Fine looks about right.

    Please forgive me for carrying on and hijacking the thread. I will cease. If you have any more questions, please PM me or go to the Attribute This Thread.

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