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Ugly Coin Competition 2014 1B2 Round 1 Group 1/5


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UCC14 1B2 Round 1 Group 1  

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  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier

    • Art 1.2's 1851 Large Cent
      4
    • ScottO's 1711 England 6d
      3


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Ugly Coin Competition 2014

Ugly By Design

You Poor Poor Thing

1970 and Before

Art's 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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ScottO's 1711 England 6d

Not a fan of Anne’s portrait, the coin is worn, stained and has a hole drilled through her head.

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Art's 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.

999835.jpg

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