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1850 braided hair large cent, badly corroded.  
 

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 Posted 10/12/2017  06:01 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin is pretty corroded and I'm not sure it can be saved. If it can, Would you buy it? If so, what's the most you would pay for it?


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 Posted 10/12/2017  06:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RoyCoinBoy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I’d pay no more than probably $7 max. I’m looking for cheapo large cent w/ readable date as a prize for a contest.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  06:36 am  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice dug coin, maybe $5 max.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  07:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add peter1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Large cents are so cheap in the UK any copper fan can fill his boots up.I must say I wouldn't buy this.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  07:58 am  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When you say cheap, how much are you talking about?.....sounds like a business opportunity :-)
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 Posted 10/12/2017  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jerryc39 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
that one is a goner as far as being saved. Would not be something most collectors would buy. Too many nicer coins available for not a lot of money. $5 would be pushing it for this one.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  11:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I thought as well, this coin is on eBay for $9.99 or best offer. Maybe I will offer him $3.50 and see if the seller agrees. I'm not willing to dish out anymore than that. Thank you all for your input and advice!
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 Posted 10/12/2017  12:39 pm  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
$3.50 w/free shipping ;-)
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 Posted 10/12/2017  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
edweather, lol. Indeed with free shipping!
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 Posted 10/12/2017  2:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With a wire wheel and some Brasso your'e good to go........
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 Posted 10/12/2017  3:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Easy to buy, tough to sell. Pass.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I passed on it!!
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 Posted 10/12/2017  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good decision. Just an awful coin.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately that's a really bad coin that cannot be saved. There are so many 1850 large cents in much better condition at very reasonable prices.
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 Posted 10/14/2017  01:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I passed on it!!
It might have been fun to experiment, but this is probably for the best.
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 Posted 10/14/2017  01:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. There are a few that I have been looking at that are in much better condition.
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