Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Vertigo, Feb 6, 2023.
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Yes I messaged the seller and asked him about it. That's what he said it was.
With my metal detector!
I've seen a couple of YouTube videos of well known metal detectorists that have actually found them.
Anything can be found in our hobby. Especially on the East coast of the US
Oh I know what you mean.
it's prob OK.
I actually did find one! It was found at a very interesting cellar hole as many cool things were found there. It was dug in what I could only call a dirt driveway.
I don't want to hijack this thread. So, if you want to see it, let me know and I can post it for you.
As much as I respect PCGS... their opinions on early copper should generally be taken with a pinch of salt.
You aren’t kidding. Almost looks like it’s plugged. I wonder if it corresponds with the 8 of the date. As the coin looks screwy there too the surface looks altered
These coins were struck on a drop press, not a screw press which was often used at the time. A drop press has the top die, which would the reverse, hoisted up, with a heavy weight on it, and then dropped on the planchette which is laying on the obverse die below. The top is called the hammer die while bottom is the anvil die.
Before Covid, there was a medal maker at the Islands of Adventure, Universal theme park in Orlando, Florida, who used one to make his pieces. He was in the “Atlantis area.”
That's another thing I wastalking about. Looked plugged to me
Right but why is it receiving a straight grade?
For example, they will grade those early coppers (late 1700's) large cents on a different scale then they do newer coins. You would think that all coins should be graded equally, but they aren't. Many key dates are given the same flexibility. I think due to rarity they are graded against other examples and not flawless examples from other years. (Just a guess.)
That's what I wasalso wondering. If there wasn't forgiveness on that series. It sucks if you were trying to buy sight unseen and didn't want an issue like that.
It’s not a repair. It was on the planchette when the coin was struck.
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