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 Posted 11/27/2017  5:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add viper to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
How would you grade this one Thanks

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 Posted 11/27/2017  6:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Optimist-numismatist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ef-40, looks to be an inverted rp9, very nice!
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 Posted 11/27/2017  7:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Phil310 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very nice 45a1 MG!!

At least EF-40, maybe 45. That one will fit in nicely with your Obverse 45a group!!

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 Posted 11/27/2017  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joseph7420 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF-40.
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 Posted 11/27/2017  9:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DEVLEC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:

At least EF-40, maybe 45.




MR. MG..

Great 9/Inv 9 and so few seen at that nice lofty grade.

PCGS would put a 45 on it for sure..
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 Posted 11/28/2017  4:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a nice coin too bad it was lightly buffed, at least, AU-50
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 Posted 11/28/2017  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF-45, clearly cleaned, borderline market acceptable.
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MG..My only concern is the small mark/dent at leaf # 12..

Could you step back a bit a show this cent in it's more natural lighting ?

I know that you add a lot of brightness in your photos.

.I want all to see it in it's normal light (if possible) and that will mean a little less detail, but we already have a great shots above to see the necessary details here.
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 Posted 11/29/2017  04:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add viper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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MG..My only concern is the small mark/dent at leaf # 12..

Could you step back a bit a show this cent in it's more natural lighting ?


DEVLEC,

With my setup that is about the best I can do.
What you see at leaf 12 is a bit of verdigris. and I wish that I could remove it, but I don.t believe so. When I received this cent you had a hard time to tell it was an 1859 and it looked no more than F12 at most. It was covered so bad with crud that I had to give it a hot bath to remove all that crud. To my big surprise it was a 45a1. If I had not cleaned it I would've never known that it was a 9 over an inverted 9 !!
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MR. MG..

Great 9/Inv 9 and so few seen at that nice lofty grade.
Like you said a coin so rare in this condition.To my knowledge this coin will be passed on to one of my children I hope, and will never be sold by me. By that time this cent will have re toned by then!

PS: You are looking at this cent at 100x and not at 5 to 7x which they use to grade. makes a big difference!

MG




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 Posted 11/29/2017  10:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DEVLEC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the added info about this great one and I hope that your children do appreciate what you've passed on..


I certainly appreciate seeing it here..and great work on that clean up..
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 Posted 11/30/2017  1:43 pm  Show Profile   Check TheDeductible's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TheDeductible to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF-40 at most
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 Posted 12/07/2017  07:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add viper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all that gave their opinion on this though coin!

MG
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 Posted 12/07/2017  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheBurnz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say AU with details.
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 Posted 12/07/2017  12:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Andy888 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF-40 with nice eye appeal for the grade.
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 Posted 12/07/2017  2:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add carpman98 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF-40 at best. Considerable wear on eyebrow.
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