Recent Addition to my Large Cent Collection

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Eduard, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    An 1800 cent with nice surfaces and plenty of detail:).

    1800 cent S-205 OBV4 N  - 1.jpg 1800 cent S-205 REV4 N lighter better - 1.jpg
     
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  3. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Key Date Mercs are Life! 1916-D/1921-D/1921

    Beautiful surfaces and detail, Eduard! You have a fine tuned eye for quality I must say!
     
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  4. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

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  5. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    I'll be glad to help you if you need advice - but caution: early copper is (very) addictive! :)
     
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  6. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    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.

    1804 half cent.jpg
     
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  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Oh my @Eduard ..... Like all your examples. That is a stunning piece!
     
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  8. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Active Member

    Very nice Eduard! The word "wholesome" popped into my head when I saw it.
     
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  9. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    A beautiful Large Cent, Edward.
     
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  10. CoinBreaux

    CoinBreaux Well-Known Member

    Now that's a good looking coin! It's getting harder to find Draped Bust large cents without corrosion/environmental damage.
     
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  11. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    Great example! Always love seeing your additions.
     
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  12. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    She's beautiful! I love all the hair detail. Very choice.
     
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  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    really, really nice
     
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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very nice addition! Nice, clean and detailed for 219 years old. I hope I look half as good at that age.
     
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  15. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    Nice addition Eduard.
     
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  16. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    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.
     
  17. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    She needs some canned air!
     
  18. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Key Date Mercs are Life! 1916-D/1921-D/1921

    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?
     
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  19. Eduard

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    is that really ALL you have to say about this coin ??
     
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  20. RittenhouseCU

    RittenhouseCU Member

    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.
     
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  21. Eduard

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    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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