1795 Reeded Edge Large Cent? Help please.
So, I was contacted by an older gentleman about a large cent dated 1795. He doesn't know much about coins, so was looking for some help. This coin was part of several coins in a small collection he inherited when his father died in 1964. The coin in question has several reeded-edge markings on it, although they do not appear to go all the way around the coin. Overall the coin is fairly rough. He asked me what the lines were and I suggested he might have a reeded edge 1795 (although it was highly unlikely, of course). I suggested he send it in to get it certified as genuine by PCGS or NGC. He sent the coin in to PCGS and it came back as "Genuine-tooled edge."
I'm looking for some input from this forum as to what to do next, because I think the coin could be the real deal. NGC? ANACS? Back to PCGS?
Pictures of the coin are attached. The edge photo is a composite with my friend's coin pictured above a genuine 1795 reeded edge example.
Why do I think it could be the real deal (or perhaps another variety of the reeded edge)?
1. The coin has been in the possession of this guy's father since 1941, when his dad inherited it from his uncle.
2. The reeded edge variety was not even discovered until 1975. Why would anyone reed the edge back <1941?
3. The "reeding" looks very even and also contemporary.
So that's the story. I'm interested in hearing any and all input on this coin. If I'm forgetting something let me know and I'll try and provide whatever additional info is needed.
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