You opinion on this 1828 Large Cent?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by C-B-D, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death! Supporter

    Thinking about buying this despite the reverse black gunk and likely cleaning. I don't know much about the series, however. Does it appear to be genuine?
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  3. NSP

    NSP Well-Known Member

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  4. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    She looks OK to me. Look her up, this looks like one of the date varieties.
     
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  5. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    Looks like N-2 to me also. Or at least that attribution seems to fit best. EF40 seems about the right price. The only hesitation would be the black substance on the reverse.
     
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  6. Looks genuine to me. Since I do not know what the surface conditions are like, I'd try to be no higher than 60% of problem-free price.
     
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  7. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    Looks genuine to me, I expect the obv looked like the rev until someone cleaned it.
     
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  8. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    I don’t know, something seems strangely unnatural. Maybe it’s just the cleaning that’s giving it that look, but I have a hunch that it’s been tooled.
     
  9. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Real but surfaces look weird. A problem coin regardless. Unless it’s dirt cheap I’d stay away
     
  10. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    The reverse is pitch black - not an attractive look. The obverse surfaces look... weird.

    Yeah, it appears to be genuine. But I wouldn't buy this coin.
     
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