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 Posted 11/27/2021  10:44 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add sh521932 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good morning, all, and Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

I got a couple coins in the mail and thought y'all might appreciate them.

1. 1801 Draped Bust Large Cent; 1/000 error; Fine, corroded
d: 28.6mm
m: 9.38g** updated after posting




2. 1851/81 Braided Hair Large Cent; VF35 hit points
d: 27.9mm
m: 10.73g




Hazard a grade or regrade?
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 Posted 11/27/2021  10:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is the error on the 1/000?
It looks like corrosion has eaten away the 1.
Nice 1951 cent.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  11:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnjkedel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The error is ... is should be 1/100.. and yes it has a lot of corrosion.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The error is ... is should be 1/100..

Of course your right, don't know what I was thinking.
1/000 would be 1/10 Cent
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 Posted 11/27/2021  11:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnjkedel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No prob ... been there
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 Posted 11/27/2021  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't pretend to know anything about all the die pairs for 1801, but the 1/000 seems to be very common judging by Heritage archives, i.e. it's not an error, it's a variety. Obviously 1/000 isn't a real denomination (mathematically it's infinity) so why they made the die(s) with that, I don't know.
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Common or not, it's still an error in the die that was left uncorrected by the mint at the time. It's one of the error varieties for 1801; the others include a 1/100 over 1/000, and the 3 error coin: which includes the 1/000, one stem, and IINITED errors. The U was originally engraved upside down and when corrected it left the II pattern instead of the U. If anyone has an example of this variety to share, that would be awesome!
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 Posted 11/27/2021  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love the 1/000 cent. Even though it is corroded, you can still see the variety. I've been wanting one of these, but it is far on the priority list:)

The 1851/81 looks original and has great eye appeal.

Though these were mistakes by a mint employee, these are varieties not errors.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  7:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool varieties for sure. No comment on the bust but I would call the 51/81 VF25 Details, due to reverse scratches (possibly graffiti, almost looks intentional).
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 Posted 11/27/2021  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On the 1801, it looks like tbe planchet was made overseas in England, then shipped over to our country for minting. So imagine barrel upon barrel of copper planchets getting salted upon and corroding due to that and they end up looking like yours. So it makes me wonder if the farther inside those planchets are, the less corrosion they might receive.
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