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What Date Set Of A Classic Coin Series Did You Complete?
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Old Post Posted 11/14/2017  3:38 pm
The Indian Cents many years ago, but I sold them.

The Lincoln cents, but I have not kept up with them recently.

The Twenty Cent Pieces, minus the 1876-CC, of course.

The Type I gold dollars

The Type II gold dollars

The Classic Head $5 gold coins.

And I have a complete type set of U.S. coins including all of the old commemorative coins.


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1809 Half Cent Classic Head
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Old Post Posted 09/23/2017  1:05 pm
Gold plated coins are always damaged. The stuff effects the surfaces. I'd say pass. The 1809 is one of the more common half cent dates although there are a couple of better die varieties.
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Raw 1875 Seated Dime For Your Grade And Thoughts.
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Old Post Posted 09/23/2017  1:02 pm
It has AU sharpness, but it is dark with a lot of small marks. For pricing purposes, I'd think in terms of Choice VF or very thin EF money.

If you are just looking for a type coin, the Legend Obverse Seated Dime is one of the more common pieces. You can find a better one for not that much more money.
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US Braided Hair Large Cent N-10
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Old Post Posted 09/23/2017  12:57 pm
Near EF-40 sharpness, but the surfaces are dark and crusty. I think the EAC net grade would be around Fine-15. For the "normal graders" it would be priced as a lower end VF.
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1929 S Standing Liberty Quarter Grade And Thoughts?
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Old Post Posted 09/23/2017  12:55 pm
AU-58, almost full head. It's got a rub on the knee which can either result in AU-58, or a slab grade of MS-62.
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1875 S Twenty Cent Piece
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Old Post Posted 09/23/2017  12:53 pm
I would say at least EF-45. If it has some luster under the toning, it could go as high as AU-55, but luster is the key. Chances are AU-50 is as high as it can go.
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1794 Head Of '93 Lettered Edge Liberty Cap Large Cent?
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Old Post Posted 09/23/2017  12:47 pm
The net EAC grade would be more like AG-3. The coin does have some VF sharpness, but it is heavily corroded with what appears to still active corrosion, especially on the reverse. I would look it to getting that neutralized, but sadly I'm not the guy to help you since my copper interests have always gravitated to better pieces.
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I Really Need To Learn How To Grade Draped Bust Large Cents....
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Old Post Posted 09/23/2017  12:43 pm
I would be very careful about any raw coins on eBay. The Chinese are making so many fakes these days it's scary. They have a made a few fakes that have fooled PCGS and NGC which have gotten into their slabs. If you get stuck with one of those certified fakes, those grading services are more than happy to get them out of numismatic circulation and cover your losses. If you buy the theh fakes on your own, you are stuck.
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Thoughts On This 1813 Large Cent PCGS
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Old Post Posted 09/23/2017  12:40 pm
The coin might be smooth, but the color is not great. Black early copper is not as bad as green early copper, but it's not prize either. I'd wait.

The rule of thumb for the Classic Head large cents is that the odd number date are the better dates. That's especially true for the 1809 and the 1811 and a bit true for the 1813.
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1860-O Half For Grading
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Old Post Posted 08/17/2017  11:17 am
So what does the coin look like? Is it the first two photos that look weird or the last one that looks normal?

The first two pictures have an artificial toned look to them. The last one looks okay.
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1853 Raw 3 Cent Silver For Grading And Comments.
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Old Post Posted 08/17/2017  11:15 am
It has AU sharpness, but it has been "cooked" in dipping solution. Large amounts of metal has been removed from the surfaces. Some of the lines are die deterioration stress marks, but most of it is damage from acid.
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Grade My 1857 Braided Hair Large Cent
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Old Post Posted 08/14/2017  6:08 pm
The coin has been cleaned and re-colored. The bluish - greenish - dull red colors are not natural. I think that the piece was cleaned with an abrasive and the artificially re-toned. The sharpness grade is Fine, which is actually a bit on the low side for this issue. As that last of its kind, many of these coins were set aside soon after they were issued.

It is an important and moderately scarce coin, but it's not the best of examples.
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73 Seated Dollar For Grading
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Old Post Posted 08/10/2017  5:03 pm
I posted photos of the 1873 Seated Dollar on the PCGS chat board. A lot of the guys over there think that the coin is okay, hairlines from cleaning and all. I didn't show them the CAC sticker until the end. Then they were SURE it is okay.

Grand-flation, and now cleaned - flation seems to be alive, well and growning.
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1909 D $5 Grade Opinion
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Old Post Posted 08/06/2017  09:15 am
I'll take a stab at AU-50. It might be better than that with better photos, and since it's in an NGC holder, the NGC grade is probably AU-55.
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1838 1c Up For Grading
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Old Post Posted 08/06/2017  09:13 am
VF-20
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1828 Half Cent 13 Stars
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Old Post Posted 08/06/2017  09:13 am
AU details, artificially recolored.
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1805 Draped Bust Half
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Old Post Posted 08/06/2017  09:11 am
VF-35. The old cleaning, which does not amount to much, comes with the territory on these coins.
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1800 Half Dime For Opinions
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Old Post Posted 08/04/2017  1:15 pm
If the face was not so flat, I'd go Fine for the sharpness grade, but looking like that I would say VG-10 for sharpness, dropped to a "details" grade for the scratches.

I own "the perfect Fine-12" 1797 half dime, which has the same obverse design. It's now in an NGC VF-20 holder. I wish I could post pictures, but I need a hosting site now that Photobucket has decided to "get greedy."
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1864 Small Motto 2 - Grade Opinions Please
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Old Post Posted 07/29/2017  10:51 pm
I am on my iPad with a less that perfect picture. I like this variety, and have a Choice Mint State one for which I way overpaid. Still it's not very rare or even scarce. I cherry picked a couple of them when I was a dealer. The whole design is higher up on the obverse than it is on the Large Motto variety. That way you can spot it even in Fair or About Good.
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1826 Large Cent For Grading
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Old Post Posted 07/28/2017  10:00 am
G-4 and just barely.
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