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1856 lg. PENNY

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US Coins612 of 657Way Off Axis 1865 Three Cent NickelOld Money
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Posted 4 years ago

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TeresaD
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1856 lg. PENNY
Any feed back from you on these coins would be nice any help
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  1. musky1011, 4 years ago
    Large cent USA ..That is how big they all were from 1793 to 1857 .actually looks very nice.. looks to be a slanted 5 variety.. hard to grade from pics though
  2. AC_Dwyer AC_Dwyer, 4 years ago
    According to some contemporary reports at the time, when the small cent replaced the large cent it was well received among the "ladies."

    Apparently, the Large cents made your fingers stink so much that "ladies" wouldn't touch them without their gloves on. Since both the Large cent and Half cent were composed of copper, I would have to assume that the Half cent suffered this fate as well.

    The new Flying Eagle cent was composed of 88% copper and 12% nickel, that little bit of nickel must have made the difference. At least enough of a difference to allow the "ladies" to once more handle small change with their bare hands.

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