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1808 Half Cent. Grade?

 
 
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 Posted 09/28/2018  7:03 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add burkecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Grade and value? Has several issues but not a bad find.



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 Posted 09/28/2018  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I moved your post to the appropriate section for the proper attention.
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 Posted 09/28/2018  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
G details - scratched and deliberately disfigured. Bottom of the barrel - maybe $10?



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 Posted 09/28/2018  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
G-4 Details, damaged. Hope you didn't pay too much for this one.

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 Posted 09/28/2018  10:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ty88ty2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not good at grading classic coins, but the reverse looks much better than the obverse. If you plan on keeping the coin, it probably wouldn't hurt to darken the fresh rubs on the obverse side(there are a variety of ways of achieving this). Just my opinion though.
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 Posted 09/28/2018  11:24 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


G/VG detail - severely damaged. How did you find it?
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 Posted 09/29/2018  12:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add burkecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey TYTY how would I get it back to looking the way it did before I found it?

For the person asking I found it using my metal detector in Md.
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 Posted 09/29/2018  12:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe this coin is fake.

There are three varieties of the 1808 Half Cent. Cohen 1 and 2 shared the same obverse die. Therefore there only two obverse dies for this coin.

This is a picture the detail of the date on an 1808 Half Cent Cohen 2. This is the 8 over 7 overdate. It is very scarce. The Cohen 1 which is extremely rare also shared this same obverse die.



Note that the last 8 does not rise above the zero and it is not touching the bust.

Below is a picture of an 1808 Half Cent Cohen 3 which is the only other obverse die and most common variety. Note that the last 8 in the date is above the zero digit but it is clearly touching the bust.



Now let's look at your coin.



The last 8 in the date is above the zero but it does not touch the bust. This is not consistent with either of the 2 known obverse dies for this date. As a result, I believe it is a fake coin.

It is possible that this is a previously unknown variety, but I doubt it. I think it is just a poorly made fake.
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G-6 details, damaged.
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 Posted 09/30/2018  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Numismatic Student is correct -- this is a copy or forgery. It has been deliberately "worked" to appear old and damaged.

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 Posted 10/01/2018  12:29 am  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Numismatic Student is correct -- this is a copy or forgery. It has been deliberately "worked" to appear old and damaged.


The nice thing is they worked on it enough to insure no one in their right mind would pay more than $5 for it if it was genuine.

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