Well she’s got a nice backside.....

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Joe Campbell, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    I bought an 1834 half cent a week or so ago at the ole LCS. It was in one of the 3 ring binders where type coins are described, one coin to a page. I couldn’t see the obverse terribly well but the reverse was really nice so I took a stab for $50 thinking I got a good deal.

    Once I got it home and freed it from its page-home I’m less excited. Still pleased with it but I think I paid full price for it.

    thanks for looking.

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Lovely,hey its a 187 year old piece of history the best thing you can ever have;).
  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    You know this wont be the first time you will find a coin as such...I recall a show in Annapolis where I found a seated quarter in a binder.
    Im thinking wow this should be in the case not in a binder it was perfect....until...yup I pulled it out of the page flipped the coin and my jaw dropped! Someone had cut two thick grooves in the reverse. Unbelievable you could of signaled a plane with the luster.
    But yeah its crazy at times what people do to coins....

    That reverse is xf or better....
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2021
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  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    One of my great-great-great-great-uncles was born in 1834. I'm betting his backside isn't that well-preserved. Front side either.
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  6. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    It's a Cohen-1 (C-1) variety.
    Easy to identify since it's the only variety in 1834 :rolleyes:
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