1859 Penny error

Jean2626
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1859 Penny error

Postby Jean2626 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:50 pm

Hi
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Have a 1859 penny, it has been in a box for over 100 years , just found it

I need some help
What is the error?
Approximate value?
should I have it graded? and by who?
I am not a collector . I will probably sell it and let someone enjoy it
Thank you
Jean

verdigris
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Re: 1859 Penny error

Postby verdigris » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:26 pm

Hi Jean,
There are others here far more qualified to help you than myself, however you might want to determine what you may or may not have from the helpful photos here on the CAC website.

Tough to grade your coin from the photo... VG+, Fine perhaps...

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Jean2626
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Re: 1859 Penny error

Postby Jean2626 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:39 pm

thank you
J

verdigris
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Re: 1859 Penny error

Postby verdigris » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:26 pm

Taking a closer look at your photos I think what you have is a Wide 9/8.
Is the alignment (the die axis) of your coin the same as what's shown in this image?
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or this one?...
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Jean2626
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Re: 1859 Penny error

Postby Jean2626 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:50 pm

Hi
It is like the first picture
thanks
J

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Re: 1859 Penny error

Postby Jean2626 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:35 pm

here are a couple of more photos
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Bill in Burl
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Re: 1859 Penny error

Postby Bill in Burl » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:57 pm

With those photos, it's hard to tell .. it is definitely not an error and I don't think that it's a variety either. You have an F-15 coin with corrosion, worth $3-4.... unless your photos can show something else. It's not a 9/8
Bill in Burl

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Re: 1859 Penny error

Postby verdigris » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:32 pm

Thanks Bill. That first photo of the reverse is pretty deceptive...but least I got the grade right

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Re: 1859 Penny error

Postby Jean2626 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:40 pm

thank you guys
appreciate your help
J

Bill in Burl
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Re: 1859 Penny error

Postby Bill in Burl » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:52 am

If, by looking at the coin yourself, you see part of an actual design beyween the tail of the 9 and the upper section, then there may be some type of variety possible. I thought that it looked like a camera movemnent or more of the dirt/PVC green stuck there. In Hans Zoell's books, he would have referred to a coin like yours as a "bold 9", because it was struck with tired or worn dies, rather than using a different font with the 9 beingthicker/chubbier.
Bill in Burl


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