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Grading Thoughts On This 1893 Columbian Half Dollar

 
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 Posted 12/09/2022  8:13 pm Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was taken by the toning on this 1893 Columbian Half Dollar. I got the coin for $17.00. It still has decent luster and looks to have a bit of rub on the high points of Columbus' bust. I would guess a lower range AU coin?



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 Posted 12/09/2022  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i dont know much about grading these but I do see some what looks like wear on the cheek so I'm inclined to agree with your AU assessment.

$17 is a very decent price for this coin. ugly circulated examples are around $20 most of the time.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guessing it changed hands a few times many years ago, so I'll say AU-58, but a good value at this price whatever the grade.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  10:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Paul_Bugerin:

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I would guess a lower range AU coin?

Based on the images provided, I would agree with your assessment. My eyes see wear on the high points on each side: obverse - cheek, eyebrow, hair; reverse - sails.

That said, it remains, overall, an attractive coin without noticeable damage (devices, fields or at the rim). I think a grade in the AU 50-53 range is fair.

IMO, you got it at a good price!


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 Posted 12/10/2022  05:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with mid AU. Clean coin at a nice price.
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 Posted 12/10/2022  06:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A fair proportion of this issue saw at least some circulation.

Although now always collectible in any condition, this example slightly below average grade, for the whole population of those surviving.
Obv Columbus' hair detail fuzzy, due to wear
Rev. high points of sails have flat areas, due to wear.

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 Posted 12/12/2022  2:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JTCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I say mid-grade AU.
good price for a nice coin.
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