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1812 Classic Head Cent (My First Coin Purchase--As A 9 Year Old)

 
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 Posted 08/22/2020  10:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Adam590 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is the first coin I purchased. I appreciated the low price (for "damaged goods"), the specific date (I had just learned about this war superficially in school), and the sheer age (182 years when I bought it). I paid AG(3) retail money for it--15 USD. I know this would get body bagged for more than one reason--I am asking which details grade you would give it, and how you would value it. And no, I will not send it for grading right now, nor am I selling it. Thanks!

Clarification: Should I value it as a Fr(2), AG(3), etc?


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08/22/2020 10:56 pm
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 Posted 08/22/2020  10:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say G details (deliberate cuts, ED).
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 Posted 08/22/2020  11:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with G details. That's great that you'll always remember the circumstances of your first coin buy!
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 Posted 08/23/2020  05:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't know about grade,but value is priceless. $15 for a 9 year old is a lot of money back in the day.
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 Posted 08/23/2020  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
G details. the coins been through the mill. may have been a dug coin at one point and then someone who was not in favor of US coinage decided to deface her.
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 Posted 08/26/2020  10:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VG details, environmental damage and scratches.
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 Posted 08/26/2020  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nieuw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The wear and discoloring of this possibly dug up coin adding to the bad gashes, reduces the grade to G Details
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