Just wanted to add that the weakness at the peak of the coronet (hair band at LIB..) is seen on almost all examples of this variety ( N-2 ) - this one is actually slightly sharper than many where you cannot barely see the L and I. This weakness is also present for N-2 on the hair curl on the neck and the hair above the ear, along with the wreath ribbon bow and leaves. The "wear" is therefore a die artifact and not circulation wear.
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Quote: I'd be happy with $175 or higher but I would be disgruntled at $12
although you did the right thing getting the coin conserved its a tough sell for surfaces like this for any serious collector. a novice is not going to pay that much for a coin and someone looking for a coin to fill a hole is not going to pay full retail for an ED coin. recent sales of straight graded ones by PCGS are in the $160-175 range
going in there was no doubt this coin would detail and with the cost of grading and conserving probably should not have been sent in. hopefully you will at least break even
It finished at $172. Not bad and I didn't pay much for it as I got it in a job lot of which I kept a lot of nice coins. Panzaldi, I thought there was a chance it might straight grade, but no skin off my back :)