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1875S Twenty Cent Piece - Grade Opinion

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 Posted 02/10/2011  12:13 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add docsfishn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I'm looking for grade opinions on this 1875S Twenty Cent Piece. I'm also looking for any opinions on resale value. Thanks for any and all comments.





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 Posted 02/10/2011  12:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ACE Mike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to tell from the picture. It appears to have been saved at a very low jpeg quality, which makes the coin appear to be a fake. Note how each of the stars on the obverse has a different shape. Try saving the picture at a higher jpeg quality, which will increase the file size, but give us a better view of what the coin really looks like.
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 Posted 02/10/2011  12:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add docsfishn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just weighed it and it is exactly 5.0 grams just as it should be. I had to save the file so it was under 100k so it would upload. I'm still learning the picture thing.
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 Posted 02/10/2011  12:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ACE Mike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Based on the picture, you have a VF-20 coin there. As you know, 20 cent pieces are very desirable. Retail price would be around $160, and wholesale about $120.
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 Posted 02/10/2011  08:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cperry8483 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, VF-20 for sure. Although the lightness of color leads me to think it may be cleaned.
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 Posted 02/10/2011  09:31 am  Show Profile Check Prethen's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Prethen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the lighting in the photo is terrible. If the photo truly represents the coin, then it has been overdipped and cleaned poorly. Choice VF details.
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 Posted 02/10/2011  11:16 am  Show Profile Check KenKat's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that the lighting is making things tough and gives the appearance of a dipped or cleaned coin.

The threshold on the Twenty Cent piece is much different because of the raised Liberty. I think this coin is a VF-30 or maybe a VF-35; a weak strike on the reverse (common) probably holds it back a little.
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 Posted 02/10/2011  11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnny54321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree that the lighting is poor and it looks harshly cleaned. Even with that said, I disagree with everyone else. I dont see how there is any chance it would grade less than a full XF-40 details. "Liberty" is full, the eagles feather detail is also full. Even a chance at AU. There are some weakness in the reverse lettering, but I am guessing it is strike related.

Here are a couple VF-25 examples:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Key-Date-1875-S...em5adea749c1

http://cgi.ebay.com/1875-S-LIBERTY-...em45f892ca26

not even close.
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 Posted 02/10/2011  7:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add atlashealth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF-30 details...harshly cleaned...net VF20
anyone notice the obv 2 oclock overflow error
also check for s over s variety...could make this coin much more valuable....GOOD LUCK!
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 Posted 02/10/2011  7:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add docsfishn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your grading comments and opinions. Here are a few pictures that were taken by the person who I bought the coin from.







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 Posted 02/10/2011  11:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnny54321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The seller's picture hides the cleaning a lot more than yours did. I would guess though that the cleaning is old and has retoned somewhat. I stand by my XF-40 assessment. Here is mine for comparison, it was graded AU-53 by ANACS.



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