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1834 Half Dollar Grade And Confirmation

 
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 Posted 09/29/2022  5:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

This is the only type of this coin I've handled. I do not see many of these in Rome. Any thoughts on grade and authenticity to help me get an idea would be appreciated...





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 Posted 09/29/2022  6:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Genuine, I'll say G-04.
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 Posted 09/29/2022  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Goldeggsandham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not sure about this one because of multiple variations and it's out of my league. This is clearly a small date variation and the letters and stars should be small too. If you weigh it, it should be close to 13.48 grams considering the wear. Someone should have a better answer. If it's real, it's a very nice find!
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 Posted 09/29/2022  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinEnthusiast to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at G-6, and I don't see any major red flags concerning the authenticity of the coin.
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 Posted 09/29/2022  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A nice small date, small letters variety... Indeed, G-6 is where I also land.
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 Posted 09/29/2022  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely genuine. VG-8
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 Posted 09/29/2022  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks good to me. I'm also at VG-8 on this one.
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 Posted 09/30/2022  10:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks genuine. VG-10.
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 Posted 09/30/2022  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i can see it as high as VG10
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 Posted 10/01/2022  4:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone... I am thankful for the confirmation. I haven't seen another authentic liberty bust half in Italy ... Fakes... Lots! But, obvious fakes...
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 Posted 10/01/2022  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
G-06 maybe, but VG? The obverse rim is missing from K5 to K10.
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 Posted 10/01/2022  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my mind, with very limited experience, I was thinking something 'G' ...
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 Posted 10/02/2022  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
as for authenticity my thought on it is why go through all the work required to make this coin look like its been circulated for 100 years and is it even possible to make it look like this. I mean its a common half and maybe worth $65-70. doesn't make sense
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 Posted 10/02/2022  12:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I haven't seen another authentic liberty bust half in Italy ... Fakes... Lots! But, obvious fakes...

That is the nice thing about bust halves, decent fakes are hardly seen. I personally haven't run into any impressive fakes yet. If you study and recognize basic date positions then the counterfeits are very easy to spot.
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 Posted 10/02/2022  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jac, I bought this half when I was very new to collecting. I had however seen a number of fakes in Rome. Even to my completely novice eye, the fakes were terrible. You are right. It is reassuring!
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