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Could This Be An American Chain Cent?

 
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 Posted 01/12/2020  4:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Henchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this coin while metal detecting in a corn field, and it looks to be an American Chain Cent. When it was wet, the date looked to be 1793. If that's what it is, I see that they can be quite valuable, even in this condition. Any input and grading would be greatly appreciated.



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 Posted 01/12/2020  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
others will chime in, but I think your coin needs an extensive soak in olive oil, for starters.
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 Posted 01/12/2020  4:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
if its a chain cent...my hats off to you for digging it up out of the ground and saving it

a little conservation is needed but identification is also needed
I wouldn't recommend oil as cleaner..once on a coin it's there forever...hot hydrogen peroxide soak will effectively remove enough dirt quickly, oil soaking also takes a long time

these days preferred method for dug corroded coppers consist of physical careful removal of dirt with a soft plant based skewer etc to preserve detail left in the corrosion, complete removal of corrosion sometimes takes away detail that immensely adds to eye appeal even though corroded and dug
I hope you have a winner in that one
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 Posted 01/12/2020  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Henchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In case it's what I think it is, I don't want to do anything with it. I'm trying to get some input on what it may be and what to do with it if it is a Chain Cent. I know you can send it to be graded, and am looking at how to go about that if it's rare.
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 Posted 01/12/2020  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a draped bust cent to me. Though I agree with ironhorse's recommendations.
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 Posted 01/12/2020  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
a closer look at the pics....a draped bust like Grape says
still an awesome find
I could be wrong but I can't imagine it ever being graded as it is now even if it's a rare coin worth $$$$ or more
conservation then restoration if warranted then if you want grading keep in mind it will always be a details coin and not considered by many true blue dyed in the wool hardcore collectors
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 Posted 01/12/2020  5:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Susanlynn9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I saw a draped bust cent when I looked at it too. Still a nice find though.
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 Posted 01/12/2020  5:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Susanlynn9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also moved your topic out of grading. You will get more attention for identification in the main Classic Coins forum.
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 Posted 01/12/2020  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find whatever the attribution.



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 Posted 01/12/2020  6:21 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you saw a XX93 as the date odds are it's a 1798.

Edit: ie an 1803
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 Posted 01/12/2020  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Henchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the input, I typically dig military relics, but every now and then an old coin pops up.
Someone told me the diameter of the flowing hair coins is 26mm-27mm. This measures 25mm. If the Draped Bust is almost 29mm, would it wear that much?
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 Posted 01/12/2020  6:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 01/12/2020  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree on draped bust, definitely not a flowing hair. Chipping around the edge could account for a smaller diameter.
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 Posted 01/12/2020  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm seeing flowing hair . What ever it is , nice find .
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 Posted 01/12/2020  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Add me to the Draped Bust crowd. Nice find!
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 Posted 01/13/2020  08:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a draped bust with type 2 hair that makes it 1798 or later.
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