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And Who Says 3-Cent Pieces Don't Circulate Anymore? !

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 Posted 09/10/2014  1:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add hcmusicguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This was in with a bunch of dimes today, and was deposited as such. It's my first Three Cent'er, my first odd/obsolete denomination coin, and my oldest US coin by almost 40 years. There's some gunk on the date but looks like 1867.

Were these things widely faked? I have no reason to question its authenticity, but am not familiar enough with the denomination to be sure.




Oldest circulation finds: Cent 1902; 3CN 1867; Nickel (Buffalo/no date); Dime 1914; Quarter 1876; Half 1936; Dollar 1900; Banknote 1928 $2; Foreign 1917 3d (United Kingdom)
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 Posted 09/10/2014  1:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add matttheriley to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AWESOME!
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 Posted 09/10/2014  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 09/10/2014  2:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have heard of a few fakes, which this one sort of looks like. It might just be rough surfaces though. Great find!
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 Posted 09/10/2014  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wheatchaser140 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Woah! Incredible find.
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 Posted 09/10/2014  2:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add matttheriley to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, now you just HAVE to start a 7070 if you haven't already.
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 Posted 09/10/2014  3:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add junjun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think is genuine. Great find.
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 Posted 09/10/2014  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are not normally faked. Great find!
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 Posted 09/10/2014  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsfreeworld to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this date and coin are produced en mass from China. Not sure what you have here or how it would have ever made its way into circulation but I would carefully exam against a known authentic one and go from there.
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 Posted 09/10/2014  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, this is the coolest story I'll hear all day. I don't see a chance of it being a fake - too many of the obvious features of a 3CN, including ones which aren't deliberate (like the missing tops of lettering) are present. At some time in the past, somebody got bored and scratched it up, but I feel that to be evidence in favor of originality.
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 Posted 09/10/2014  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinsKelly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


This deserves dancing fruit a la Moe! I think it is authentic - I wonder if someone salted the roll for interest.
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 Posted 09/10/2014  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hcmusicguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not from a roll, just with some loose change. I weighed it, and that seems good, at 1.99g.
Oldest circulation finds: Cent 1902; 3CN 1867; Nickel (Buffalo/no date); Dime 1914; Quarter 1876; Half 1936; Dollar 1900; Banknote 1928 $2; Foreign 1917 3d (United Kingdom)
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 Posted 09/10/2014  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find ... another reason to pay attention to whatever change comes to your hands.

Limited knowledge on the series ... however I say authentic.

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 Posted 09/10/2014  8:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with SsuperDdave. This is definitely the coolest story of the day.
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 Posted 09/10/2014  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Moe145 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic find!!

BTW: It looks authentic to me.
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 Posted 09/10/2014  11:09 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks good to me too - date and lettering are all correct. What a find.
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