What is wrong with my braided hair large cent?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by kden, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. kden

    kden Active Member

    My only guess could be really bad striking. I’m talking about the “United States in America”
     

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Yea, that is a little strange . huh. Pocket coin ?
     
  4. kden

    kden Active Member

    Cheap eBay pickup could be anything. I don’t see how it could be damage over time though
     
  5. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    1839, silly head, (see the curl of hair in front of coronet and the shoulder doesn't pass through the hair) but yeah looks like it might have been a bit of a light strike. but the botton of the neck line isn't right.. should be a point right above the 1... The more I look the more that date is way out of place... https://www.usacoinbook.com/us-coins/1839-varieties-coronet-head-large-cent.jpg
     
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  6. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    It's fake
     
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  7. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    I hate to agree but the more I look/compare it the more I think Dwhiz is right...
     
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You need to also show the edge.
     
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  11. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    Please educate yourself before spewing out incorrect and harmful information like this
     
  12. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    This coin is a completely genuine 1839 N-8 “Head of 1840” Braided Hair large cent. The USofA on the reverse was punched in low relief relative to the wreath, so circulation wear, die wear, and any grease in the dies could make the words very weak in low grades.

    If any of you thinking fake would have put in a minimum of effort to seek out other low grade examples to compare to, you would have found out that the missing USofA is actually fairly common for this variety.
     
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  13. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    Here’s an early die stare with bold letters in the low grade:

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    Here’s a later die state in higher grade. Note how weak the letters have become:

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    And here are 4 examples with the USofA nearly obliterated:

    FCDFE151-94A0-4F53-997E-57FB61EC5D9E.jpeg 91ED359A-751D-4990-919B-7FEC3BFAFE8B.jpeg 877142F6-94FF-40CA-918C-C459E9586AB7.jpeg 05B4E0C4-05D0-4266-8C92-0BEB9E2EC7C4.jpeg

    How long did it take me to find these images? 5 minutes. With just 5 minutes, you could have prevented yourself from looking foolish and spreading misinformation
     
  14. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    That’s because it isn’t the Silly Head. It’s the head of 1840
     
  15. kden

    kden Active Member

    I was beginning to think it was fake when I was reading lol. I like the look of this minor error thank you for the info!
     
  16. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    That is odd... I swear I looked at a dozen references/pages and none showed that variety... good catch TC!! Even weirder because the reference I posted was from the same site as yours but didn't show the 40 head...
     
  17. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Here's the reverse of my '39

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  18. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    Well, it’s in the Red Book and PCGS CoinFacts. Those seem like the first places to check. I never use USA CoinBook because it is way too incomplete.
     
  19. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I hate when peeps argue .
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  20. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Some posters wrongly attributed the coin and/or called it fake while it’s likely not. That’s what caused the argument.
     
  21. kden

    kden Active Member

    hanks to everyone that commented regardless of what you had to say, you were all here to help! It’s going up as today’s toner Tuesday on my Instagram. One of my only toned pennies. Not very pleasing to look at though haha
     
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