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 Posted 02/17/2012  2:34 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add spring423 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi Folks
Came across this coin and just checking to see if it is a legit coin. Also what it would possibly grade as.Sorry about the pics best I could manage. Thanks for any info.



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02/17/2012 3:42 pm
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 Posted 02/17/2012  6:17 pm  Show Profile Check SHAFTA9a's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks O.K. to me, also, looks EF, nicee coin.
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 Posted 02/17/2012  6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to be genuine
Appears to be VF30
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 Posted 02/20/2012  12:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wireman09 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Super nice half. First impression I graded it VF35, Dosen't quite make EF because of the wear on the leafs and bow on the reverse.
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 Posted 02/21/2012  12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coingirl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello,
without saying much, I copied your coin and here is a comparism with one that is certified, although not as good as yours.
there are distinct differences...
you be the judge. If I were you, I would have the coin certified.

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 Posted 02/22/2012  02:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't see anything to indicate a Chinese copy,what is it you see coingirl?
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 Posted 02/22/2012  06:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wireman09 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coingirl what grade is the certified bottom coin as you didn't say. Looks to be F15 the bottom coin.
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 Posted 02/22/2012  06:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spring423 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the opinions, The coin was given to me by a very nice neighbor. Her late husband collected coins, She gave most away years ago and has found a few here and there. She knows I metal detect without much luck maybe she feels sorry for me. Anyway I would like to compensate her for the coin, Any opinions on what a fair price would be, Not to familiar with these type of coins, Thanks for any info.
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 Posted 02/22/2012  9:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coingirl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 02/22/2012  9:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coingirl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
DBM, I never said or eluded to it being a chinese copy.
all I suggested that there are differences....
remember, there were also differnt dies
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 Posted 02/22/2012  9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stevex6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the first/top coin is an 1872 Large-2 .... and the second/bottom coin is an 1872 Small-2



... ummm, or vice versa? ... man, I'm absolutely horrible at that part of our hobby!
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02/22/2012 9:56 pm
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 Posted 02/23/2012  09:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kensho52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the top of the 8 is wider on the top coin than the bottom. The seven looks different as well.
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02/23/2012 09:16 am
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 Posted 02/23/2012  1:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jeffrose to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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remember, there were also different dies

Yes. That would account for differences like the E in CENTS on the certified coin is tilted slightly left and is farther from the C. But, wouldn't all the dies be made with the same master hub. If so, there should be no differences in the bust. It appears that the eye is set farther back from the bridge of the nose on the certified example. Thoughts
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 Posted 02/23/2012  4:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stevex6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1872H quarter actually had two different Victoria portraits (Q1 & Q2) ... the Q1 being the more valuable of the two coins (but again, I have a very difficult time trying to distinguish between the varieties)

Oops => Oh sorry => this is the 1872H "50 cent piece" ... hmmm, you're correct => it only has one Victoria portrait mentioned in the Charlton catalogue? (5 different varieties of the coin, but only one portrait => H2) ... that is odd?

Ummm, maybe the fact that one coin is more worn than the other is clouding our judgement?
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02/23/2012 5:03 pm
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