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Draped Bust cents--what should I be looking for?


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I ran across this coin today, and the asking price made me wonder...what should I be looking at in these large cents?

Granted, this photo isn't the best, but is there a way to determine reworked surfaces/finishes?


Since I'm a total newbie, I've ordered the book "Penny Whimsy" so I can educate myself.

In the meantime, here is the cent in question:


(photos taken down due to security issues)


Thanks for your experience and insight!

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