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Picked this beauty up at the local coin show this weekend. I've had a hard time finding a really nice Draped Bust Half Cent for my U.S. Type Set. When I saw this puppy, I had to have it :ninja:

 

The color is not quite right in this pic. I'll try for a better shot later.

 

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Another great find. Must have been a good show. :ninja:

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Wow! I really, really, really, really like that coin. Even if the color is slightly off in the picture, I think it still looks great. Good strike and surface.

 

Do you think it has had an old cleaning done? I've rarely seen any copper before the mid-1800's not cleaned.

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Wow! I really, really, really, really like that coin. Even if the color is slightly off in the picture, I think it still looks great. Good strike and surface.

 

Do you think it has had an old cleaning done? I've rarely seen any copper before the mid-1800's not cleaned.

 

You know, I can't tell on this one. It is certainly possible because, as you said, most early copper (and silver for that matter) was cleaned or "wiped" long ago, then recolored or retoned. I think there's a good chance that this one was cleaned at some point in time. I'll bet I'd find out for certain if I submitted it to PCGS :grin"

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What bothered me were the light/dark areas near the "HALF CENT" and some of the leaves on the reverse. Probably a cleaning loooong ago.

 

But hey, who cares? I'd buy it cleaned.

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Sometimes one can be too fussy. That's just a damned fine coin, cleaned or not. And, its just enough off-center to be interesting and still serve as a great type coin. I'd just sit back and enjoy it. Great purchase.

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Nice example! In such a grade, IMO it doesn't really matter whatever or not it's been cleaned, though the pic (which of course can be misleading) is highly suggestive.

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Sometimes one can be too fussy. That's just a damned fine coin, cleaned or not. And, its just enough off-center to be interesting and still serve as a great type coin. I'd just sit back and enjoy it. Great purchase.

 

Thanks, Bill ;)

 

My sentiments exactly :ninja:

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Picked this beauty up at the local coin show this weekend. I've had a hard time finding a really nice Draped Bust Half Cent for my U.S. Type Set. When I saw this puppy, I had to have it :ninja:

 

The color is not quite right in this pic. I'll try for a better shot later.

 

916901.jpg

Some collectors pay more for off-center coins. Great looker!

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What a great strike on that coin. The obverse detail is just fantastic.

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