Going through a lot of coins I bought I found this 1847 Large Cent the date looks like the picture in The CherryPickers' Guide FS-LC-1847-302/Newcomb-43. I was wondering if anybody with EAC experience could tell me anything more about this coin. I already know it's not pretty, but it is what it is.
This obverse die with the repunched 1 is known to be paired with two reverse dies. The earlier die state, N-30, is more common than the later state and features a reverse with no significant die markers (that I know of). The later die state, N-43 is extremely rare, and has a reverse die with east-to-west die scratches through the NE in ONE, a scratch extending northwest form the T in UNITED to the rim, and two scratches extending northwest from the ER in AMERICA to the rim.
I can't tell if your coin has these die scratches because of the heavy damage. Closer pics would help though.
Thanks for the information and links Tanman. Great site, I added it to my bookmarks. I'll be referencing it during my furture searches. I bought a lot of coins from a dealer friend of my and I been getting a kick out of finding things listed in The CherryPickers Guide.