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UCC14 Nomination Thread 1B2: 1970 And Earlier-Ugly By Design-You Poor Poor Thing


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Ugly By Design
You Poor, Poor Thing

Please enter your coins from 1970 and before that have been deliberately altered, manhandled, experimented upon, hacked up, run over by a train, or the like. Elongated coins should go here.

For each coin, please enter the following information:

Your ID
The URL for the coin image on Omnicoin
A brief identification of the coin
(optional) Any further relevant information

So an entry might look like the following:

Jigsaw cut 1917 Type I Standing Liberty Quarter
Some maniac cut out everything but the eagle on the reverse and soldered a ring onto it so you can wear it as a medallion; there's enough left of the obverse to positively identify it as a Type I!! *sob*

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


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Art1.2 1B2#1

1851 US Large Cent


This is a nice example of a US Large cent put to a practical use early in its life. The coin was drilled - most likely punched vs. rotating drill blade - for use as a spacer/washer. This was not an uncommon practice in times when hardware was not readily available and may have cost more than the value of the coin used in its place. From the wear on the reverse it is clear that some usage occurred but not to the point of obliterating the design. Also the usage left the obverse untouched while the reverse was worn unevenly.

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Art1.2 1B2#2

1828 US Large Cent


This 1828 Large Cent is basically in good to very good condition except for the damage done by the counterstamping. The coin was counterstamped on the obverse but caused a flattening and obliteration of the lettering on the reverse. Probably caused by the "anvil" that the coin sat upon while being punched. Considerable force was used in the punches as you can see. They are quite deep and very well edged. Overall a nice example of the kinds of things that happened to these beautiful coins. I have been told that in the late 50's and early 60's when these coins were relatively cheap, so called collectors would damage the surfaces by carving an "X" across the face and across the "one cent" on the reverse. I have no way to ascertain the truth of this statement but hope that it is not true. I have seen many large and small cents with "x"s carved into them.

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1964-D "Peace" dollar fantasy issue (overstruck unk date)

While I love the reverse of this coin, I have never liked the obverse, Liberty looks not only startled, but the victim of a bad hair day. A coin should never be able to legitimately have the caption, "Eeek! A mouse!" And yet, that's the only way I've ever been able to see this series.




1859 Canadian penny, holed

Holed coins bother me, at least those holed in a way to be a pendant. I can understand one holed in a manner to be used as a button or something; a large copper cent or half-cent was probably going to be more durable than a wood or shell button. This poor thing not only has a hole, it's got about 20° die rotation.

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1551 -type 6B London sixpence


both age and clipping has destroyed this once beautiful and scarce coin, the king looks like a ghostly figure on the obverse.






1696 shilling, scottish arms at date


A rare variaty of a beautiful coin, turned into a love token and almost completly worn away, apart from the key part, and also holed.







c1649 halfgroat


a boring design at the best of times, however holed and clipped with wear, it looks worse





1679 Maundy 4D


who knows what hapepned to this, Obverse is destroyed, lots of dents and a hole, hardly any detail left.




1711 Sixpence




not a fan of Annes Portrait, the coin is worn, stained and has a hole drilled through her head.

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