very damaged coin that went though "Hell" literally burned I think

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Southernman189, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Active Member

    I put this Cent on the Friday 13th site but didn't get looked at i don't think. I know it's junk but can't bring myself to throw it away (it's still old) 1796 CENT  obv..jpg 1796 cent obv. 2.jpg 1796 cent Rev..jpg Looks like it was burned in a house fire or barn fire. and then someone tried to "fix" the back ruining it further. Whats your comments? You folks Know lots more then me lets hear it.
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  3. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Salvador Dali coin!
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  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    The word CENT is backwards. There looks to be several impressions of the same thing above?(below?) the backwards word CENT.

    Looks like a version of a "vise job" to me, but wait for more opinions.
    Thanks for posting.

    Salvador would've been proud to have that coin, huh Meow.
  5. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Indeed it is a mess. Appears to have once had promise.
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    My immediate thoughts.


    As to the coin, something doesn't look right about it, and I don't just mean the melting and warping. I'm not even sure it was a real coin to begin with. It's neat looking, though.
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  7. CaptainMK

    CaptainMK Active Member

    I have a weird thing about keeping coins like this.

    I do a lot of coin searching and some of the coins I find are just mutilated, I find it hard to place them back in circulation so I keep them. I pull them out...look at them...then I say to myself, how did this happen??? I could say the same thing for this coin. Keep it, conversation piece!
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  8. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    This is one of my favorite paintings. He did a series of melted paintings.
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  9. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    gotta say that cent is just plain KEWL.
    dont' throw it away, it's a keeper.
    one of those coins that brings valuation on the potential story it tells.

    it was probably shot from a canon in the war of 1812 !!
    which started a fire, and melted the coin .. okay, I'm just making this up you gotta work with me !!
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  10. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Active Member

    Thanks folks, I expected lots of worse comments. I can't throw it away though. Maybe burned when that cow kicked over the lantern in the barn in Chicago. lol now you got me doing it.
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  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Interesting "coin". Looks like it has been rolled and straightened, has had a vice job done on it, and the most interesting thing is it is a 1796 with type 2 hair that wasn't used until mid 1798.
  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Perhaps get the metal analyzed. To help determine authenticity.
  13. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Active Member

    naaa It's Junk and i know it. Even if it truly is a real 1796 cent highly damaged it wouldn't be worth much. I am curious why a person would counterfeit a cent then destroy it after such detailed work. If the hair is Wrong year for the date then it is a FAKE junk. If it is a real cent it is REAL junk. Either way it's junk. I was just curious about it though. Thanks for your help with this. I have had it about 30 years. Guess I'll keep it a lil longer.
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  14. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Woaa, now how about that !!

    It will soon be Halloween !!
  15. CaptainMK

    CaptainMK Active Member

    LOL!!!! My co-workers think I'm nuts cause I'm laughing so hard! That was good :)
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