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UCC14 Nomination Thread 1A1: 1970 And Earlier-Ugly By Nature-Aging Like Mayonnaise


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Aging Like Mayonnaise


Please enter your coins from 1970 and before that simply haven't aged well. This is a subjective call; entrants in this thread should be simply heavily worn through mainly natural means.

For each coin, please enter the following information:

Your ID
The URL for the coin image on Omnicoin
A brief identification of the coin
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So an entry might look like the following:

JRandomUsername
http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/nnnnnnn.jpg
1943 Steel Lincoln Cent
This was my grandfather's "worry token" which he kept in his pocket and would rub for luck, or just to have something to do with his hands.


You may enter a maximum of five (5) coins.

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OK. Let's get this rolling.

 

Art1.2 1A1#1

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/892974.jpg

1925 USA Lexington and Concord Commemorative Half

Extreme pocket wear. It's unusual to find a commemorative half dollar with this much wear. While many coins entered circulation most were recaptured way before they reached this level. I'm guessing this was a pocket piece for many many years.

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Art1.2 1A1#2

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/998189.jpg

1825 US Half Dollar

While these are beautiful coins in conditions that maintain a fair amount of detail in the bust, once the wear passes a certain level they start to appear very blob like. This is of course my opinion and is not meant to disrespect this wonderful coin or the many folks who collect and treasure Bust Halfs.

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Art1.2 1A1#3

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1025299.jpg

1794 US Large Cent - Very heavy usage damage and corrosion. Coin is graded as good but net FR2 because of damage. A great example of an early and well used Large Cent.

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Art1.2 1A1#4

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1025303.jpg

1878 3d - obverse is worn to the point that the portrait shows almost no details. While not an ugly coin per se, it does fit this category nicely.

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ikaros

http://omnicoin.com/coins/1025336.jpg

1901 UK Penny

The final portrait of Victoria is one of my favorite designs; you know you're looking at the coin of an empire. That said, enough time in a pocket will reduce about any design to a nearly featureless blob. It wouldn't take much more wear to reduce this one to an undated type coin.

 

ikaros

http://omnicoin.com/coins/1025335.jpg

1853 Seated Liberty quarter, arrows and rays

Not only is nearly all the detail wiped from this coin, the reeding is all worn flat.

 

ikaros

http://omnicoin.com/coins/908889.jpg

1749 UK Half Cent

Poor George's portrait wasn't all that flattering in the first place; two hundred and fifty years of hard use haven't done him any favors.

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scottO

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1024211.jpg

 

C.1272 Edward I Bristol penny.

what would have been a fairly nice coin, full planchet, nice details. has become badly buckled

 

scottO

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1024230.jpg

 

1690 tin farthing.

A rare coin, made out of a materal that does not survive the tests of time very well, huge chunks missing, and very few details remain

 

 

 

scottO

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1024872.jpg

1635 Double Tournois

 

showing signs of a long time under ground, design looks faded. a slight bend and lots of green

 

 

scottO

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1012219.jpg

1750 denga.

 

another great design, where age has got the better of it.

 

scottO

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1024876.jpg

1917 Maundy 2D

 

an Average design coin, that was once mounted elaving an ugly raised line all along the obverse.

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Two more for this category!

 

 

ikaros

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1025503.jpg

1916 UK penny

Not only worn, this poor penny seems to have caught the Andromeda Strain too, or maybe some sort of metal ebola.

 

ikaros

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/1025504.jpg

1946 UK threepence

Short of being run over by a train, just about everything that could happen to a coin has happened to this poor thing. Heavy wear, corrosion, paint, what looks like burn marks, a gouge across the thrift plant on the obverse, and some indeterminate gunk.

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thedeadpoint

http://omnicoin.com/coins/916541.jpg

1941 U.S. Walking Liberty half dollar - Proof 66

Until recently, my oldest proof. The first "big" coin I added to my collection about half a lifetime ago when I was a youngster. Why is it in this contest? Hard to see in this pic but that eagle has some unsightly toning in an area "where the sun don't shine."

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