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CAC approved Large Cents

I’m surprised a thread hasn’t been started on copper between the early copper large cents and small cents starting with the Flying Eagle.
I don’t have but a small handful but I’d love to see what everyone has.
Half cents are also welcome 🤗


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  • Here’s a couple:


  • Thank you!! Both are exceptional. Being a huge sucker for BN copper I really love the 1850.
  • edited July 13
    Half-cents, but still old Copper:
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    PCGS F15 CAC - Sold from inventory a few years ago in an SB monthly CCO sale. Very smooth planchet quality unlike the majority seen with inherent flaws.
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    PCGS PR65RB CAC - also sold through SB, and a much tougher sell than the above.
    Collectors of business strike post 1815 Copper generally care not a fig for proofs. It's always been too rare and expensive for a niche populated by hard-core students and variety collectors rather than "caviar" seekers. They are, as well as for the EAC specialists, proudly plebeian. .
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  • Great examples all! Cool thread Bob.  B)
  • edited July 14
    I’ll start out with some old copper from my Dansco 7070, then a Flying Eagle, then just one Indian Head Cent.

    I’ve actually just completed what is probably the only IHC set ever where every coin not only has a CAC, but every coin also has Rick Snow’s Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Yes, there’s a lot of overlap, but I believe JA and Rick Snow each place different weights on various factors. As such, I believe I have the best of both worlds! It’s a GEM set, with no coin graded below MS65, and 49% of the coins have plus grades. The IHC set is currently #9 in the PCGS Registry.

    This first one has an incorrect coin number, as it’s actually a Crosslet 4 and not Plain:

    I call this my “Ash Wednesday” Half Cent, lol. I sent it back to PCGS for Reconsideration, and despite the large carbon spot, it came back with a plus. It’s 64+RD w/CAC:

    This next one is also 64+RD w/CAC:

    This is AU58BN w/CAC:









    Steve


  • I’ll start out with some old copper from my Dansco 7070, then a Flying Eagle, then just one Indian Head Cent.

    I’ve actually just completed what is probably the only IHC set ever where every coin not only has a CAC, but every coin also has Rick Snow’s Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Yes, there’s a lot of overlap, but I believe JA and Rick Snow each place different weights on various factors. As such, I believe I have the best of both worlds! It’s a GEM set, with no coin graded below MS65, and 49% of the coins have plus grades. The IHC set is currently #9 in the PCGS Registry.

    This first one has an incorrect coin number, as it’s actually a Crosslet 4 and not Plain:

    I call this my “Ash Wednesday” Half Cent. I sent it back to PCGS for Reconsideration, and despite the large carbon spot, it came back with a plus. It’s 64+RD w/CAC:

    This next one is also 64+RD w/CAC:

    This is AU58BN w/CAC:









    Steve


    very cool

    i think you're right to say that the cac and eagle eye is the best of both worlds

    a gem set is awesome too

    thank you so much!


  • Great examples all! Cool thread Bob.  B)
    Haha, you know I love that one!! Thanks for refreshing my memory
  • I’ll start out with some old copper from my Dansco 7070, then a Flying Eagle, then just one Indian Head Cent.

    I’ve actually just completed what is probably the only IHC set ever where every coin not only has a CAC, but every coin also has Rick Snow’s Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Yes, there’s a lot of overlap, but I believe JA and Rick Snow each place different weights on various factors. As such, I believe I have the best of both worlds! It’s a GEM set, with no coin graded below MS65, and 49% of the coins have plus grades. The IHC set is currently #9 in the PCGS Registry.

    This first one has an incorrect coin number, as it’s actually a Crosslet 4 and not Plain:

    I call this my “Ash Wednesday” Half Cent. I sent it back to PCGS for Reconsideration, and despite the large carbon spot, it came back with a plus. It’s 64+RD w/CAC:

    This next one is also 64+RD w/CAC:

    This is AU58BN w/CAC:









    Steve


    very cool

    i think you're right to say that the cac and eagle eye is the best of both worlds

    a gem set is awesome too

    thank you so much!
    Agree 100%.
    What a great group of copper. Love it! I appreciate @Winesteven taking the time to post these.
  • Thank you all for your kind comments.

    Steve

  • @Winesteven - my favorite based on color, sheen and difficulty for the type.
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    “Ash Wednesday” or "Lady MacBeth"? B)

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    more color :)
    This is AU58BN w/CAC:
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    and a major "no sh!t"



    Great examples all! Cool thread Bob.  B)
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    Great thread B)
  • I’ll throw a couple of half cents in here (my only two)



  • Beautiful coins! Would love to twirl these in-hand. 

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  • Beautiful coins! Would love to twirl these in-hand. 

    Testing to see if GIFs work on this forum. 



    It does! So shiny.
  • Ahh theres that 1852 greenie. I miss owning that coin! I get jealous when I see it again. :) Glad youre still enjoying it!
  • Here's a humble VF35 CAC:


  • Catbert said:

    Here's a humble VF35 CAC:


    Thanks for posting Dan. I love it.
  • Not our rarest but some of our favorites.






  • @ParadimeCoins Really need a Love button for responses. Some of these are dream coins for our collections. Thank you for spreading the joy. 
  • Very nice group of coins! That xf 40 vine and bars sure is a beauty!
  • edited July 27
    WilliamJ said:

    Very nice group of coins! That xf 40 vine and bars sure is a beauty!

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    What skin! B) So smooth and unmarred it looks like it was struck on a Hershey's chocolate bar planchet :p
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    I'm even more impressed by a rare date even yet more problematic problem-free, the 1799 o:) An especially well-balanced strike with exceptional definition of the date numerals. Chris McCawley would go nuts over that!
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