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A Top 3 Draped Bust For Me

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 Posted 05/11/2022  8:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BTV Digger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi folks,

Dug this 1797 Draped Bust Large Cent a few weeks ago from an old homesite in a hayfield. S-130 variety with the notable die mark at 9 o'clock. It's corroded, and I unfortunately dinged the reverse pulling it out of the ground (beneath a big piece of brick - Ugh). Still, I was quite pleased with this coin and it's a top 3 dug Draped Bust LC for me in terms of quality among the 40-50 or so I've dug over the years. Thanks for looking.

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 Posted 05/11/2022  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Impressive find for sure. Congrats!



to the CCF!
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 Posted 05/11/2022  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice dig for sure! Congratulations!
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 Posted 05/11/2022  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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it's a top 3


Yes that is awesome. Well done!

What is the bit between the ribbon and the denticles on the obv? Is that an encrustation?
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 Posted 05/11/2022  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gorgeous find there, looks like it could be conserved and would probably be a strong XF, low AU by my observation.

Spence, it appears the OP said what you are referring to, a die marker at 9:00.
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 Posted 05/11/2022  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's an amazing coin to dig up. Excellent detail as well, congrats!

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 Posted 05/11/2022  10:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Winesteven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That hobby must be a LOT of fun!
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 Posted 05/11/2022  11:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Ok yep I see that now. I'll have to break out my Sheldon as I don't remember seeing that before. Thx!
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 Posted 05/11/2022  11:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Skeletonwizard8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome! Wish I found stuff that old here in Colorado. Stuff goes back to like 1860 max.
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 Posted 05/11/2022  11:58 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic find!! I saw that die marker for the first time a couple days ago. You don't see metal detecting finds this nice, well done!
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 Posted 05/14/2022  12:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What is the bit between the ribbon and the denticles on the obv? Is that an encrustation?

An internal die break. This obv was used on S-129, 130, 131, and NC-8. S129 comes with no break, two cracks with some chips between them. On 130 it starts out with the chips and rapidly develops into the full internal break. The break then doesn't change much on NC-8 and S-131.

S-129


S-130


NC-8


S-131

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 Posted 05/14/2022  03:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to be raised on the coin.
If that is the case the raised area may the the impression of die damage.
As such, it would constitute a minor error.
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 Posted 05/14/2022  06:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find for sure.
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 Posted 05/14/2022  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SpeedDemonND to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What an incredible find!
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