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1806/5 Draped Bust Quarter Beach Find

 
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 Posted 06/21/2021  12:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Beach Hunter to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Looking for opinions...

A few months after Hurriciane Sandy I found a Draped Bust overstamp 1806/5 quarter while metal detecting.

The coin is very dark as a result of the exposure to salt water, but has pretty good detail on most of the coin.

Because of it's condition (I have not tied to clean it) would it hold any appeal to a collector?

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 Posted 06/21/2021  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sure it would hold some value, the extent of that value is unknown until condition, grade, extent of the damage is known. Please post some pics!

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 Posted 06/21/2021  1:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Do Not Clean it,post a few good photos here first.
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Indeed, pics please!



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Your coin is severely corroded and as such does not have much collector value. Assuming it is genuine then it had significant detail when "lost at sea".

Some of the corrosion, and remaining detail, could be removed/conserved but you'd still have a severely corroded coin. It could bring bring some of its silver color though.

Check out some shipwreck silver conservation examples on Google.
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 Posted 06/21/2021  8:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Despite evident drawbacks, a wonderful find.
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 Posted 06/21/2021  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a very solid find off of a beach. Plenty of detail left and it would have been quite expensive with this much detail if it was not corroded. Grade aside that's a really neat find and a nice piece of American history. Congrats!

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 Posted 06/21/2021  10:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
very possible XF or better before the corrosion took its toll. Great find nonetheless. Unfortunately I cant offer any advice on the proper steps of conserving something like this.

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I think the condition of the coin contributes to the fact that it's a combination of salt water and beach sand constantly pushing the coin around. Can you show us a phot o of the reverse ?
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I've collected sea salvage pieces for the years I collect, notably 1782. I have several El Cazadore Reales of various denominations. I love the story and the accept the corrosion as being a part of the story.

Yes the corrosion hurts the value. But it's a really cool piece with a better story than the vast majority of the pieces floating around in the hobby.

If you have kids or grandkids, share it with them and tell your story and create more value than it otherwise looses through those experiences you could have any other way.
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Here's the back.

Thanks for all the welcomes and the thoughts.
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 Posted 06/22/2021  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
amazing find and great details
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 Posted 06/23/2021  06:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would think it might price out as a net G-VG.
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