Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Eduard, Jan 13, 2019 at 2:32 AM.
An 1800 cent with nice surfaces and plenty of detail.
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Beautiful surfaces and detail, Eduard! You have a fine tuned eye for quality I must say!
Gorgeous coin! I need to add one to my collection one day
I'll be glad to help you if you need advice - but caution: early copper is (very) addictive!
I will definitely hit you up. We should discuss the next time we meet. Here's one of the few early copper coins I have in my collection. I know this is a problem coin, but I really liked it when I bought it some 5+ years ago.
Oh my @Eduard ..... Like all your examples. That is a stunning piece!
Very nice Eduard! The word "wholesome" popped into my head when I saw it.
A beautiful Large Cent, Edward.
Now that's a good looking coin! It's getting harder to find Draped Bust large cents without corrosion/environmental damage.
Great example! Always love seeing your additions.
She's beautiful! I love all the hair detail. Very choice.
really, really nice
Very nice addition! Nice, clean and detailed for 219 years old. I hope I look half as good at that age.
Nice addition Eduard.
Thanks everybody for your comments.
For those who may be interested, this is an S-205. This variety is an R-4. Noteworthy is the nice quality of the surfaces which is difficult to find in cents of 1800.
She needs some canned air!
Terrible advice. Canned air contains a bittering agent to deter people from huffing it to get high. You want that chemical on the surface of your coins? And especially on metal as reactive as copper?
is that really ALL you have to say about this coin ??
Nice surfaces are difficult in any pre-1840's coppers. It's brutal in the Classic Head cents of 1808 - 1814. A majority of those were melted in the run up to the War of 1812. There are reports of copper dealers, smelters, and mfg's picking up kegs at the mint and promptly melting them down for mfg into war goods.
Same thing happened during the Napoleonic Wars and the Civil War. But, what really knocked the hell out of the early coppers was the exchange for small cents in 1857 and then the redemption laws after that. Thru 1880, nearly 38 MILLION large and half cents (mostly LC's) were melted down and used for alloy in new copper, silver, and gold coinage.
Good points, RittenhouseCU.
I have also read somewhere that during the exchange of the large cents for the new small cents some lucky individuals with good contacts to Mint officials were given the opportunity to go through old cents being redeemed and sort out sought-after dates, for examples 1793's, 1799's, 1804, and so on.
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