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My first Draped Bust large cent! (A bit worn.)  
 

 
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 Posted 06/12/2018  10:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Johnathan55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've always wanted a classic American coin, but they've always been out of my price range. Well recently I found this one mixed in with a bag of foreign coins! Freebie!

...So uh, it's a little worn.







Just a little bit of wear. Nothing too concerning.

Well...gotta start somewhere right?

Even if it is a nearly blank disc of copper now, the idea that this coin was circulating during the time of the founding fathers is pretty amazing to me, definitely keeping it!
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 Posted 06/12/2018  10:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen type coins that worn go for around 10$ on eBay - so yeah, it's a keeper.
My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell all my coins for what I told her I paid for them.

Working on Whitman Large Cent date set album 1793-1857 (57 holes filled of 64 total) now come the "toughies" - yikes!
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 Posted 06/12/2018  11:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jst1dreamr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations. It is better than my first one. Something you can be proud to display.
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 Posted 06/13/2018  02:09 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's an excellent catch!

That piece represents so much history. Well worn fits the bill.
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 Posted 06/13/2018  12:14 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you can do some reasearch on what is identifiable in the lettering (size, spacing, etc) and determine the date, this has a great chance of getting the low ballers dream PO1 grade. Those can get great $ these days. Cool coin!
My hoard of '82s is up to 127! 18 BC x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 1, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 3, 1182 x 7, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 4, 1582 x 9, 1682 x 10, 1782 x 32, 1882 x 34, 1982 x 18
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 Posted 06/13/2018  1:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 40Proof to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats!
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 Posted 06/13/2018  2:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No need to apologize. There are a lot of collectors who never own one. Congratulations.
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 Posted 06/13/2018  2:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely a nice find at no cost . Too bad DNA can't yet tell who held that coin in the very beginning when the coin just started circulating . Maybe someday .
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 Posted 06/14/2018  10:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Haven't worked it out yet but I feel fairly confident it is either a 1796 or 97.
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 Posted 06/16/2018  2:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To get that worn can you imagine how many people held that coin?
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 Posted 06/17/2018  6:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find, congrats!
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