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1853 Liberty Seated Dollar

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 Posted 02/19/2012  5:13 pm Show Profile Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I picked this 1853 Liberty Seated dollar up at the local coin show today. What grade would you assign? Do you think it would slab? Comments welcome!

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 Posted 02/19/2012  5:21 pm  Show Profile Check muddler's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would call it VF 20 to 25 with some wipe. Nothing jumps out to say it is not genuine but I would weigh it just to make sure.
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 Posted 02/19/2012  6:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add atlashealth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF-20 details with some old cleaning issues...NO SOUP FOR YOU!
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 Posted 02/19/2012  6:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Landon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF-20 and maybe but not likely in my opinion. Looks like it was wiped a very long time ago. Has great eye appeal though.
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 Posted 02/19/2012  7:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moe145 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF-20. I believe it would slab.

Nice, rare coin!
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 Posted 02/19/2012  8:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF-20
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 Posted 02/20/2012  7:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 02/21/2012  01:40 am  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with everyone else a VF-20
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 Posted 02/22/2012  4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coinguybrian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll go at the bottom with F-12 or even lower. It looks like this has a lot more wear than the detail would indicate.
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 Posted 02/22/2012  9:14 pm  Show Profile Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the comments and opinions. I'm happy with this coin and might try to have it slabbed.

I have an 1860-O in PCGS/CAC VF25 that doesn't look as strong as this piece.
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 Posted 02/22/2012  9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coinguybrian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, I guess I just figured they retain a lot of feather detail down into VG because of the striking.
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 Posted 02/22/2012  9:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coinguybrian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also I didn't notice near the date, but it's not that bad.
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 Posted 02/22/2012  10:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gothic Florin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are those scratches at 5 o'clock on the obverse?
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 Posted 02/22/2012  11:40 pm  Show Profile Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I might be optimistic on the 1853 but it's got a shot at 20. F15 for sure.

And yes, the spot around obverse 5:00 has some hairlines. They show up more in the images than in-hand but are there for sure.

Here's a pic of the area around the date on the 1853 and a shot of the 1860-O.


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