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 Posted 09/10/2019  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'd say that's PO-01 in my book.


I don't think so Coinfrog. I think you gotta ID the date. A legitimate PO1 needs to be a straight grade with no damage or details.
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 Posted 09/10/2019  10:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I think you gotta ID the date.

Since in this instance it's a one year type, that's not in question. Now whether the various dings from being so heavily circulated would preclude a straight grade would be a separate issue.

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 Posted 09/10/2019  10:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Since in this instance it's a one year type, that's not in question. Now whether the various dings from being so heavily circulated would preclude a straight grade would be a separate issue.


Oh, okay thanks for that!
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 Posted 09/11/2019  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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A 1797 George III penny. This is not as bad as some others I've seen, but it's pretty well beat up nonetheless.
Nice one!
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 Posted 09/11/2019  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Since in this instance it's a one year type, that's not in question. Now whether the various dings from being so heavily circulated would preclude a straight grade would be a separate issue.


...Actually, come to think of it, most of the heavily circulated 1797 pennies I've seen had similar (or even larger) amounts of dings.
I wonder what's up with that - was the metal particularly soft or something?

(Incidentally, one coin that I've wanted to get for years is a similarly worn 1797 two penny piece. I've heard that they exist, but I have yet to encounter one, and the decent-condition examples that I did find were far out of my budget.)
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 Posted 09/11/2019  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Actually, come to think of it, most of the heavily circulated 1797 pennies I've seen had similar (or even larger) amounts of dings. I wonder what's up with that - was the metal particularly soft or something?

The sort of damage observed is primarily a function of the coin being so heavy - dropped or tossed onto a surface, they're prone to deform rather than bounce on impact. Even some otherwise pretty high grade examples will often exhibit a rim ding or two.

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 Posted 09/15/2019  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've been considering this for a while, but now it's a workable version - the group photo of my (somewhat incomplete) Victorian bun penny (1860-1894) lowball date set!



...OK, that picture is pretty blurry. But then so are the coins; I might try to make better individual photos later.


Here's what the dates are:

1st row - 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865
2nd row - 1866, 1867, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1872
3rd row - 1873, 1874, 1874-H, 1875, 1876-H, 1877
4th row - 1879, 1880, 1881-?, 1882-H, 1884, 1885
5th row - 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1894

Yes, this means I don't have an 1869, 1878, 1883, 1888, 1892, or 1893 (or indeed an 1875-H).
I have a coin that might be 1882 or 1883, and a coin that might be 1892 or 1893; neither of them ended up in the photo.

I don't recall offhand which mint my 1881 is, or whether the mintmark (or lack of one) is visible at all - thus the ?; the 1876 no H and 1882 no H are excluded from the scope of the set as too rare.
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 Posted 09/16/2019  12:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I've been considering this for a while, but now it's a workable version - the group photo of my (somewhat incomplete) Victorian bun penny (1860-1894) lowball date set!
Fantastic!
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