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1859 Half Dollar for Grade and Opinions  
 

 
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 Posted 12/06/2017  7:00 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Heymikep to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just picked this one up and would like your thoughts on the coin.

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AU-55 - Nice coin!
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 Posted 12/06/2017  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with 55, but I'm uncertain on the surfaces.

Obverse typical lighter strike on right most easily seen on star centers.

No marks of particular distraction.

I'm just shy of liking this one just because of uncertainty in originality of surfaces.
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Your pictures look like mine. I understand why some might question surface originally from the harsh light pics. I do the same thing with the lamp on my desk to bring out toning that isn't readily apparent. The down side is most folks aren't used to these types of pics and they also enhance a coins possible flaws. I think what I'm seeing with your lamp-on pictures is luster as I don't see any hairlines or polishing. Au-55 here.
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au53. reverse hairlines may indicate a cleaning and may details the coin.
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I'm hoping the lighting bought out those hairlines. I think this coin should make AU-50. Try taking some pics in natural light without the holder.
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AU-53, very nice.
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AU-55, surfaces look good to me.
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 Posted 12/13/2017  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Heymikep to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for everyone's opinions, my thoughts on grade was at XF45 to AU50 so I am happy. I do have a difficult time getting the best image. Here are some images from natural light.


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