Classifying 1859 one cent, am I on the right track

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archerg
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Classifying 1859 one cent, am I on the right track

Post by archerg » Thu Dec 07, 2023 8:09 am

Hi all

Got this nice example at auction and am using the www.vickycents.com website to study it and understand the issue better.
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The Haxby classification is challenging to me as a newbie. So far I've got:

Obverse: radial die cracks at GIN and EI, so obverse 45a.

Reverse: Leaf 9 and 2 match J3. But, there's definitely some doubling to the "85" as well, especially the 5 looks repunched. The 9 looks like a normal narrow 9.

So this leads me to PC59-147 with some doubt, as the date punch isn't exactly a match.

Maybe someone out there who finds this fun could have a look and comment / critique, I've tried to add good images but there's only so much one can do with a camera phone and desk lamp. Thanks for looking.

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Re: Classifying 1859 one cent, am I on the right track

Post by Bill in Burl » Thu Dec 07, 2023 9:04 am

Since there were many fewer Obv dies used rather than Revs (due to theintricate leaf patterns), I'd start with the C in Canada first to get it down to a handful of Obv dies. Then the D/.C's at the I-C in Vict and Regina and you'll be able to find your Obv. For the REv, the D/C's ar 5, 6, 7 and 12. Then you can go to the stems. Very nice AU coin.
Bill in Burl

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Re: Classifying 1859 one cent, am I on the right track

Post by GALLANT » Fri Dec 08, 2023 3:06 pm

archerg

You are correct. it is a PC 147

Nice 1859 Cent!!

MG

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Re: Classifying 1859 one cent, am I on the right track

Post by archerg » Sun Dec 10, 2023 11:33 am

Thanks all for the feedback and encouragement.

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