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    1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent

    This morning was to be a hunt where I was going to stay in the woods, lunch, and do alot of exploring 4 sites that I know of. But the flooding that has hit our immediate area lately has not really subsided too much in the woods and lots of houses still surrounded by water. So I had trouble even walking the old dirt roads and even in the adjoining woods water was everywhere.

    I eventually gave up on my main goal for the day and decided to hit the site where I got the War of 1812 Irish Union Greens button last year. That site is tiny but I got that button, a 1797 Half Cent and a 1699 William III Halfpenny there, so it was worth my effort to hit more of the perimeter of the site today.

    I finally heard a good tone in the headphones that screamed possible copper, and deep! I guess it was about 8 inches or so down and out pops a thick copper. As soon as I picked it up I thought for sure it was a lettered edge variety of the Liberty Caps and most likely a 1794, so I had hopes of a Starred Reverse ( big dreams ) I could not identify the coin due to the crud on it but was certain it was an early year large cent. The only other good diggable reading was only about 8 feet away but that was a large flat button, which is fine with me.

    The hunt was cut short by me due to back and neck issues and the thought of a 50 minute walk back to my truck so I was happy I got at least one copper and a called it a day.

    I put the coin in peroxide when I got home, emailed my son that I probably got a Liberty Cap Large Cent and then after about 10 minutes in the peroxide I took the coin out and using a wet q-tip gently started to remove the now loosened crud. To my delight I saw the scraggly hair of a 1793 Large Cent~! A goal coin of mine for a couple decades!! I have two 1793 Half Cents but this is special, and even though it was not the highly sought after Chain Cent, I'll take a Lettered Edge Flowing Hair Wreath type anyday!!

    Upon final cleaning, the Obverse has all the details and not too bad, except for that guy back in the 1790s to early 1800s who tried to hole this copper with a square nail!

    But the Reverse was evidently never struck well and very little detail is visible but at least after final cleaning some of the Wreath is visible. The Edge Lettering is in great shape.

    The last two photos were taken on the drive home a local Alpaca farm is slightly flooded and the road I was on, the water was flowing like a stream.

    Don

    I have noticed a lot of people call other years Flowing Hair Cents and that is erroneous to do so, only the 1793 is a Flowing Hair cent.
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    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

  2. #2

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    Holy crap Don. You found something that is highly desired by my group. You da man.
    Chris

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    us
    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    HOLY CRAP !! Don you are the man ! That is the coin that I would most like to find. A 1793 Flowing Hair in any variety/condition is a BANNER find if you ask me !


    VPR

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    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    that coin is awesome Don! a big congrats
    Debby

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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    still doing your thing
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    umrgolf

    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    Great find Don.

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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    oops, forgot to add a couple photos of the edge lettering on it.
    For those who do not know the Large Cents in the early years, some had edge lettering and this one says ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR (with a oak leaf symbol after DOLLAR)

    Don
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    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    us
    Mar 2009
    Connecticut
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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    OH....MY....GOD!

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent


    Don , That is a great find ! From the first year of regular issue U.S. coins - BANNER ! Argentium.

  10. #10

    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    Gotta love that! ...and the obverse is nice and clear! Yeah that's a Banner find for sure. We need a good old copper up there but haven't seen anything worth while lately.

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    us
    I Often Find Myself Killing Time Looking For What Time Has Killed!

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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    Yep vote going in on that one! Hope it will find it's way up top! Very good Find Don! And neat to know about the edges on it!
    Take Care,
    Pete!
    Them Colonials​Can't Hide Nowhere Now!

  12. #12

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    holy crap is all that i could think to say as well. amazing! BANNER!
    dirty pennies...

  13. #13

    May 2005
    Maine
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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    Congrats Don on a great find! You got my vote!

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    Oct 2006
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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    oh yea

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    Dec 2009
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    Re: Flowing Hair Large Cent

    banner....
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    "Refreshments for man and beast can be found within" -Jonas Kendall

 

 
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