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Buy The Holder Not The Coin - My 1850 A-5 Large Cent

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 Posted 10/02/2022  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting story, thanks for sharing!
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 Posted 10/02/2022  6:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That was a good read,thanks for posting.
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 Posted 10/02/2022  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
im glad you guys like it. this is one of my favorite coins.
I collect low grade large cents. I currently have >230 Sheldon varieties and >235 middle date Newcomb varieties.
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 Posted 10/02/2022  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How incredible!! I love old holders and pedigrees like this, and I hope to find one for bust halves one day as they seem extremely hard to come by compared to large cents. The miscategorization of the dent in the 5 makes it even cooler! I am guessing why it reached $191 in the December 1984 sale was solely because of the unique pedigree?
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 Posted 10/02/2022  10:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a rare find. Can't imagine very many survivors in their box. I clearly see why she's your favorite.
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 Posted 10/02/2022  11:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A great story, pedigree, and a killer example with great eye appeal. Congrats on owning a great piece of numismatics.
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 Posted 10/03/2022  05:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reading the pedigree of this example was a wonderful journey down coin history lane. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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 Posted 10/03/2022  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the box/pedigree is a big part of the value of this coin. the 1850 n-5 does carry a decent variety premium though. 2-3X the grade.

not many of those pill boxes survive today. auction houses, dealers and third party graders historically havent seen the value in preserving old packaging. its bulky and the number of people who pay meaningful premiums for provenance is pretty small. it just gets tossed in the trash. the pedigree will be noted on the new holder or the slab or the auction lot description.

i love the bit about the 5 in the date. it helps to remind me that just because the expert wrote it in the book doesn't make it true. we are all human after all and we all make mistakes. you can spend a lifetime studying one series of coins and still not know everything.
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 Posted 10/04/2022  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool story! I love the holder.
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 Posted 11/22/2022  04:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome story!

Do you still have the handwritten Hines memo mentioned in the 1984 listing? Looks like the coin had been sold several times since then so maybe someone threw out that paper. I hope not.
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 Posted 11/22/2022  10:47 am  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i have not been able to locate the note. this coin was purchased by my father and I inherited it from him. dads organizational methods were somewhat chaotic. it may be around but I havent been able to locate it. ive found the various provenance things in several different locations so its not out of the question that it survives.
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 Posted 11/25/2022  8:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Windmiller to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Informative and interesting. Lansing is right up the road.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  3:38 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't know how I missed this thread. Great provenance on the coin Jim what a show stopper with the paperwork to back it up! Would make for a really nice show exhibit. Might even win you a nice award at an ANA show. I'd seriously consider building one on this, if I were you. Fantastic.
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 Posted 11/26/2022  6:04 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks! thats a good idea. I probably will work up a display for it at some point. I enjoy making displays and I like learning about coins and the people associated with them. I think this one would be a bit of a challenge. it would be really easy to let it get too wordy.
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