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What Are These Dents On The Rim Of This Large Cent?

 
 
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 Posted 03/11/2018  10:50 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add RubyOpal to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is the reverse of an 1856 large cent that I got from a friend. I'm wondering what the diagonal indentations around the edge are from. I've seen them on some other large cents as well.



They're not on the obverse:

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 Posted 03/11/2018  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 03/11/2018  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's PMD (Post Mint Damage). Unless it's an extremely rare key date, I would not buy it.
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Someone had some fun with it. Good for a conversation piece, not an investment though
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 Posted 03/11/2018  12:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Over the years, I've seen this cutting effect replicated on the rims of a handful of other coins. I've yet to hear of a plausible explanation for this damage.
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 Posted 03/11/2018  2:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Deliberate mischief, shame.
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 Posted 03/11/2018  5:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coin197 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Someone damaged the coin on purpose.
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International damage = graffiti.
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 Posted 03/11/2018  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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International damage


International? I think you meant intentional.
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 Posted 03/12/2018  08:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RubyOpal to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The cuts have to have been made a long, long time ago, judging from the wear and color. Maybe someone was stealing bits of copper?
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International? I think you meant intentional.
It could be intentional international damage.
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intentional international damage


Good Jeopardy answer!

And the question is: What are chopmarks?
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Good Jeopardy answer!

And the question is: What are chopmarks?
Nailed it!
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No, even back then the amount of copper would not make it worth stealing. Its a beat to heck large cent, of the sort I sell in my junk box for $7 a piece.
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It could be intentional international damage.


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