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 Posted 10/12/2018  11:29 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add field_of_mars to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to know your opinion on this Canadian 1859 large cent
Although it has a medal alignment it seems to have a very pronounced rotation error visible on the reverse (close to 45 degrees )

I can't find the similar error online. Wanted to know if it's a common error.

Thanks





Edited by field_of_mars
10/12/2018 11:31 am
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 Posted 10/12/2018  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are somewhat difficult to find, once above 30 degrees, but not real scarce. Yours does look nearly 45 degrees, so it would carry a small premium ... more so without the environmental damage. Nice find. I find it very strange that the Reverse in your hand is green, but the mirror image of it appears nearly normal bronze.
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10/12/2018 12:33 pm
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 Posted 10/12/2018  12:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add field_of_mars to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your help. I couldn't find anything online mentioning this error. The color might be the result of the coin being buried in the ground for 150 years as it's a metal detecting find. Strangely, I have found the same year coin on the field with the different patina and no strike error.
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 Posted 10/12/2018  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you do this with the coin ?



And turn ...



To the Forum.

Check this out:
https://www.victoriancent.com/coin-info.html



Edited by Dorado
10/12/2018 5:44 pm
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 Posted 10/12/2018  5:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also learned this cool trick for rotation from another forum member here, put coin in a 2x2 place a small strip white tape on obverse 12 to 6 o'clock flip over and you can measure rotation, almost a cheap man's PCGS or NGC slab
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 Posted 10/12/2018  6:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add field_of_mars to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks.

I hope these pics are clearer.



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 Posted 10/12/2018  7:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a 15 degree rotation, get a black sharpie and mark one side 6 to 12 o'clock, flip over and measure rotation
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10/12/2018 7:18 pm
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 Posted 10/13/2018  03:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, looks like about 15. I wonder why the mirror photo made the rotation look larger?
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 Posted 10/14/2018  9:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add field_of_mars to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone. I guess the ''mystery'' is solved. I had no idea about the rotation error.
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 Posted 10/14/2018  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The complete 180 degree is the most valuable and sought after in any rotation and 45 and 90 degrees are also valuable but at much less value. Keep on hunting !
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