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What Would You Put In The 7070?

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 Posted 08/14/2020  12:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add hcmusicguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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I'm seeking a little input from the numismatist off the street. I have two 1851 large cents to fill the last LC hole in my 7070.
One is of a nice grade but with damage around the rim. It is otherwise a nice coin.
The other is a more worn and circulated grade but otherwise problem free with no apparent damage.
What would you put in the album?

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  Higher grade with damage.
  Lower grade, problem free.

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 Posted 08/14/2020  2:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Depends on what grade the coins next to it are, I suspect.

That said, I, personally, have little problem with rim damage, and think that 1850s large cents tend to get really ugly below VG or so (the design just seems to wear out in a particularly ugly way), so I would probably have gone with the higher-grade coin.
But I also prefer the Petite Head subtype, so would not have put an 1851 there anyway.
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 Posted 08/14/2020  3:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Look at my 7070 (link in the signature) and guess how I voted.
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 Posted 08/14/2020  3:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hcmusicguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First option is on the left, 2nd is on the right.

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 Posted 08/14/2020  4:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Now I understand the dilemma. The one on the left might not look as bad once it is in the album, but I am inclined to go with he one on the right. In the end you have to be happy with it. Would it bug you knowing the damage is there?
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 Posted 08/14/2020  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I voted the higher grade damage one, now the votes are even.


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 Posted 08/14/2020  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The even split in the poll tells me there is no wrong answer and this is ultimately a personal choice.
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 Posted 08/14/2020  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would probably skip both. I would rather have a details coin if it's visually pleasing that 1851 with the rim ding isn't as nice. I guess if these where the only 2 choices I would take the worn one.
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 Posted 08/14/2020  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Typically I would say problem free, lower grade. In this case I would probably go with the higher grade, but only as a filler.

When purchasing specifically for an album, I would always hold off to get a problem free coin, in the highest grade budget will allow. In this case, since you own both, pick whichever you prefer!
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 Posted 08/14/2020  8:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
best option would probably be to sell them both and buy a better one
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 Posted 08/14/2020  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I voted for the higher grade since the album page should lessen the distraction of the rim. Or so it does with Air-tite rings, which are similar in concept.
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 Posted 08/14/2020  11:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captaincoffee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Normally I'd go with a little lower grade coin that is problem free. However, in this case, the difference is enough that I voted for the higher grade coin with damage. Case by case...
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 Posted 08/15/2020  08:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Get rid of the entire Album and no longer any problems.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let's see the rest of the page.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would insert the best I could afford AND the coin that best shows what the Mint had in mind when they designed it.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Higher grade with damage. At least you can see more details
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