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Old 07-03-2022, 02:42 PM
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I took your pic and then did a color inversion and adjusted the contrast. What I see is an 1816 - the first second and fourth digits are clear enough - it's that third digit thaits touchy - to me it looks like a 1.

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Old 07-03-2022, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by FLOOD View post
I took your pic and then did a color inversion and adjusted the contrast. What I see is an 1816 - the first second and fourth digits are clear enough - it's that third digit thaits touchy - to me it looks like a 1.
Thanks. And because of the other features of the coin, that 3rd number can only be a 1 or 2. And it definitely does not look like a 2.
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Old 07-03-2022, 02:56 PM
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Old 07-03-2022, 04:16 PM
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Found my first about a month ago, it's a braided hair and that's about all I can tell. Pretty crusty.
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Old 07-03-2022, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by teotwawki12 View post
Beauty! I imagine it is what it is (more cleaning will just remove detail, I suppose), but I'm going to leave it to Tom to tell you otherwise. Tom digs large cent every ten years and I am sure has learned the best processes!

EEEeeewwwooohhh, you just COULDN'T resist that. Eh wise guy ??

Ok, just for that, I'm going to instruct Marcus118 on the proper way to clean those sissy east coast LC's :

Marcus, you Use a bench grinder, 30 grit sandpaper, and Ajax. Any other questions ?
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Old 07-04-2022, 07:11 AM
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The LC is one of my favorite coins. Congrats!

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Old 07-04-2022, 08:21 PM
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Sledgehammer has always served me well in cleaning up copper coins. Knocks off dirt like a charm if you give 'er a good whack. Bit of a tradeoff though, the price for a clean coin is a pancake.

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Old 07-05-2022, 12:52 AM
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Sledgehammer has always served me well in cleaning up copper coins. Knocks off dirt like a charm if give 'er a good whack. Bit of a tradeoff though, the price for a clean coin is a pancake.
Exactly ! Who needs those pesky LC's anyhow ?
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