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Rotti

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Think I might have found something genuine? Any ideas if it's the real deal? It would be a miracle. All the same it's in awesome condition and really cool to look at.
 

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DizzyDigger

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Rotti

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Think I might have found something genuine? Any ideas if it's the real deal? It would be a miracle. All the same it's in awesome condition and really cool to look at.
Much appreciated. It still could be considered part of the Lovett Collection. Everything else tends to match, including the letter "L" on the back located on the barrel.
 

cw0909

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I cant see thru the cellophane, or if the marks i see are on the coin or the cellophane
if on the coin, check Bashlow restrikes from defaced dies 1861 confederate penny

Bashlow Restrike. Copper​

Bashlow Restrike From Defaced Dies CSA Bronze​


couple of links for info for that coin

 

Digger RJ

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Think I might have found something genuine? Any ideas if it's the real deal? It would be a miracle. All the same it's in awesome condition and really cool to look at.
Welcome to Tnet!!!
 

CRUSADER

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Welcome to Tnet.
You know the famous saying which is famous for a reason - ''If it's too good to be true........''
 

pepperj

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Snippet from this link.

"Perhaps your coin looks similar to the one in our second picture. This coin is a restrike. Restrikes are coins made from original dies,
us_confederate_cent_bashlow_restrike.jpg
but they are struck well after the original date. It turns out that a man named Bashlow uncovered the old (genuine) Conferederate dies in 1961. By that time the dies had been pretty well beat up. There are hammer blows on the obverse (heads side) and chisel marks on the reverse (tails side). Mr. Bashlow hired a private mint to produce a short series of restruck CSA cents, and these carry strong collector premiums today. If you have one in basically uncirculated condition, you might sell it for over $200. Circulated or damaged Bashlow restrikes are worth substantially less than $200.

There is a great write-up about the CSA and related coinage at US Coin Values Advisor
In 1961, many events were occurring to observe the centennial of the American Civil War. Businessman Robert Bashlow of New York obtained Lovett’s degraded dies and made exact copies of them, including rust effects, defacing marks, and all. Bashlow then went on to produce thousands of Confederate Cent restrikes in a variety of metals.

1861 Confederate Cent Bashlow restrike
These images are of a Bashlow 1961 restrike. The bump marks on obverse and straight markings on reverse are a result of deliberate defacing of the dies sometime shortly after the dies broke during the Haseltine restrike endeavor of 1874. Most of Bashlow's restrikes are on doubly thick blanks, to avoid legal issues with the Secret Service. The Bashlow restrike pictured above sold for $144 in Feb 2010. Photos courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
 
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Think I might have found something genuine? Any ideas if it's the real deal? It would be a miracle. All the same it's in awesome condition and really cool to look at.
Awesome find! Congrats! Where were you able to find that ie; farm, woods, etc?
 

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