Recent old Coppers that made their way into my collection.

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Lawtoad, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    B6BD38E5-5A5E-49A7-8E54-B7255C47295F.jpeg 7E4A36BA-BA7A-4111-8C01-A667AAA9DBEE.jpeg 0E3415C4-A23D-4817-B401-CEDE94AA77C0.jpeg 3B784C41-4A23-4AAC-8F56-46B848B13830.jpeg Just sharing couple of old U.S. coppers I snagged for the collection. The 1819 I bought as a VG 10. It is a soft strike. What attracted me to it is as an early copper it has somehow avoided too many dings and seems to have been struck on a decent copper planchet, two things unusual to find in 200+ yr old coppers. The 1854 was just a nice circulated large cent, also relatively free of nicks. Looks like there may have been a very old cleaning. I find it difficult to pass up classic ladies like these that have weathered the years well.
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  3. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    1819 is N-3 R-3
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  4. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Thank you. My reference books are basic. I really need to spend some money on expanding my reference materials.
  5. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I have all the reference books I need, the only problem is, finding the time to research each coin, note, commemorative, etcetera, in our collection and adding them to our inventory. A tedious but enjoyable endeavor.
  6. AuldFartte

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    @Lawtoad - The books I use are The Cent Book 1816 - 1839 by John Wright for the middle dates, and U.S. Cents 1840 - 1857 by Bob Grellman for the late dates. They are both outstanding references for identifying varieties and rarity.
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  7. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
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