Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: uniface 1858 FE cent
Yes the coin is a nice med choc brown...and i assume its NOT a mint error but a decent example nevertheless~ROB RISI~
--- On Sat, 5/28/11, Mike Diamond <mdia1@...> wrote:
From: Mike Diamond <mdia1@...>
Subject: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: uniface 1858 FE cent
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 6:06 PM
Since Flying Eagle cents are composed of a copper-nickel alloy, it should appear gray, not chocolate brown. So it's either discolored or has been tampered with. The extra weight and the smooth reverse suggests to me that some metal was added to the coin at some point.
If you want me to examine it, contact me through my e-mail address. The usual fee applies.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rob Risi <rjrisi@...> wrote:
> I came across this cent in my uncle's father's collection last year and its quite heavy but don't think its an error, but possibly? However i doubt it....its a decent VG 1858 flying eagle cent with a uniface reverse and the weight is 6.15 grams and quite thick. Normal weight is 4.67 i think. The coin is a nice med choc brown. Any ideas to what this might be and Mike, would you like to examine it?....6.15g is way overweight and the rev is smooth.
> ~ROB RISI~