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1802 Draped Bust LC - Any Ideas On Sheldon Variety?

 
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 Posted 02/16/2020  09:58 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BTV Digger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Dug this 1802 Draped Bust LC last summer from a field site where a colonial-era home once stood. It's pretty corroded, but decent enough for a dug specimen. Any ideas on a Sheldon variety? It's clearly has a normal reverse but from there I'm not sure. Thanks!



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 Posted 02/16/2020  2:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Should this be in the metal detector section? I think we need better photos.
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S-239 R-3
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Terrific find, very nice-looking in spite of the environmental damage. Would likely grade "VF details, corroded" at a grading service.
I'd trust Condor101 for attribution.
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"Should this be in the metal detector section? I think we need better photos."
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Thanks John. Yeah, I debated putting it there, but really was seeking a possible attribution/variety. I've gotten wonderful responses in this section before from those with far more knowledge than me, and as a novice collector (don't have Penny Whimsy yet) am eager to learn more.

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Thanks Conder101! Looks like this variety has a die crack across the obverse in front of liberty's face. Some show a more pronounced crack and cud, others not so much. Mine seems to be the latter.

"Terrific find, very nice-looking in spite of the environmental damage. Would likely grade "VF details, corroded" at a grading service.
I'd trust Condor101 for attribution."

Thanks for the feedback Jaobler! I've dug many DB LCs over the years and collect a few on the side, but only ask for attribution if the coin is good enough to ID from my perspective. Always great to get an answer.



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MOST of the 239's show the obv crack, but not all of them. To confirm the atribution, the revers has 9 berries, no inner berry right of T in CENT That is found on only two rev dies Breen rev J on 234, 235, and 236, and Breen rev K found on 239 and 240. On vev J the outer leaf point below the D in UNITED is below the right edge of the upright of the D. That doesn't match this coin so 234,5,and 6 are out. To tell 239 and 240 apart on 239 the highest wave of hair is between the right edge of the upright and the center of the R and the T is left of the junction of the hair and forehead. On 240 the hair wave is below the left foot of the R and the T is not over the hair at all. You have 239.
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No comment on the Sheldon variety as I am a newb to large cents, but that coin is still good looking after a 200 + year dirt nap.
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Nice one, Conder. You beat me to it!
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