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 Posted 07/31/2018  8:31 pm Show Profile   Check moose59's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add moose59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I picked up the 2 cent piece but there is no way of telling the date. The back is completely smooth. The Obverse is in good condition. Is it worth saving?

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 Posted 07/31/2018  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Is it worth saving?


I'm sure that you'll get differing opinions on this, but in my eyes, the answer is no. One of my foibles is a desire to know the date that my coins were made.
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 Posted 07/31/2018  9:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 08/01/2018  07:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unless there are some specific markers on the obverse that would clue you in, I have to say I would not keep it.
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 Posted 08/01/2018  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd keep it, it's still a 2 cent piece.
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 Posted 08/01/2018  11:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You might have the reverse engraved and use it as a piece of jewelry.
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 Posted 08/01/2018  11:53 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would still keep it, despite the heavy damage on the obverse.
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 Posted 08/01/2018  11:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It was made between 1864 and 1873... I would keep it. But that's just my two cents...
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 Posted 10/02/2018  10:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add boris to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would keep it too. I have some that are far worse.
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 Posted 10/02/2018  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would fill the two cent hole in a 7070 type set.
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 Posted 10/03/2018  10:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd keep it but I personally wouldn't use it in an album as a hole filler - I like my coins in albums to show a full date.

You might want to keep this one in a 2x2 and save it - just my two cents.
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 Posted 10/03/2018  10:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'd keep it but I personally wouldn't use it in an album as a hole filler - I like my coins in albums to show a full date.


Many people can't afford the coins you're talking about. There are folks out there specifically looking for coins like the OP posted. AG03 or worse to complete 7070's and other albums.
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 Posted 10/03/2018  11:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The OP can use this coin however they want. All I'm saying is my personal preference - I like my coins in albums to show full dates.
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 Posted 10/03/2018  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It would fill the two cent hole in a 7070 type set.


Actually it's a bit weird how the obverse is that far gone while the reverse is actually pretty nice. I suspect it was probably deliberate.

If so, I second the idea of turning it into a modern love token (like what ExoGuy said).
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 Posted 10/05/2018  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The OP's coin is PMD, akin to the below, counterstamped Two Cent Piece. Note that, like the OP's coin, not only has the reverse been obliterated, even the peripheral dentillation was planed down. A great many nineteenth century coins were similarly repurposed as love tokens, counterstamps and the like. Apparently, the purpose for the OP's coin was never fulfilled.

There were a number of hotels named Tremont House. Thus, this counterstamped coin is an unattributed maverick. The most likely issuer is the Tremont House in Chicago which also issued encased postage. The reverse "15" may well be an attempt at redenomination; this, as the two cent side was eradicated. I've seen but one other specimen of this counterstamp.





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