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1808 Capped Bust Half Dollar - You Vs PCGS

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 Posted 10/26/2020  2:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn70 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say XF-45 with a nice original look to it.
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I'd say AU-53.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oggy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-53 for me too.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  3:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numis-Northerner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm gonna guess VF sharpness, with AU-58+ surfaces
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AU55/58, definitely shaper than XF imo, but the surfaces as well as strike weakness are puzzling me.
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Did someone mention 3CN?
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I am not surprised at the wide variation of grading opinions - capped busts are notoriously difficult to grade, and a good reason for the novice grader to buy these slabbed - and from the most respected TPGraders.

Heavy patination, which one would expect with a 200+ year old coin, can hide smoothing wear in the fields.

Because each die was unique but similar to all of the others of this type, there is individual variation in each working die. Quality control was not as good then, as it is now.

I have concentrated on the lower of the high points of the design (where the design detail should be fully struck up), to decide on a grade - perhaps my technique is no better than anyone else's.

VF-35.
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PCGS graded XF-40, with CAC sticker
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It certainly earned that sticker.
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How is this a 40? This looks high AU
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Ha! I got it right! EF-40! I know my silver dollars!
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