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Ugly Coin Competition 2014 1A2 Group Final


UCC 1A2 Group Final  

7 members have voted

  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier coin

    • Art 1.2's 1848 Large Cent
      2
    • Art 1.2's 1840 Large Cent
      5
    • Art 1.2's 1858 Flying Eagle Cent, small letters
      0


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Note: All three entries in this group are Art's, so we're just going to go straight to a three-way group final among them.

 

Ugly Coin Competition 2014

Ugly By Nature

Victims of Circumstance

1970 and Before

Art's 1848 US Large Cent

A combination of pre-strike planchet damage and minor corrosion that was post-mint damage. Overall it's a beautiful coin (my opinion) but a fine example of both types of damage on a single surface.

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Art's 1840 US Large Cent

The blue background color that you can see at the edges of this coin is accurate. Coin is discolored and has many surface scratches and is quite porous probably from being buried in the ground for a considerable period of time.

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Art's 1858 Flying Eagle Cent, small letters

The coin has suffered corrosion. The corrosion is evenly distributed on the surface and effects both the obverse and reverse. I believe the coin must have been buried in the soil for an extended period of time with all surfaces coming into contact with evenly moist soil and no major obstructions. Overall a very nice example of this beautiful series. This coin is graded by ANACS as EF net VF20. I agree with the grading.

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I could never ever ever call a Flying Eagle cent ugly, even when it's worn down to a disk. It's always been one of my favorite issues.

 

That still leaves the problem of which large cent to vote for... :D

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The "winner" is:

 

Art's 1840 US Large Cent

The blue background color that you can see at the edges of this coin is accurate. Coin is discolored and has many surface scratches and is quite porous probably from being buried in the ground for a considerable period of time.

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