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1858-P Seated Liberty Half for Grading Opinions

 
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 Posted 09/28/2018  7:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just won this seated half. These are seller pics, obviously taken in different lighting, and the first set is pretty blurry. Any thoughts on grading?





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 Posted 09/28/2018  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Check Ploopy's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Ploopy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd go AU58, pretty hard to grade from these pics but definitely at least AU
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 Posted 09/28/2018  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to be in the AU range. Will wait on better pics to offer a definite opinion.
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 Posted 09/28/2018  8:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree no less than AU-58, very choice.
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 Posted 09/29/2018  12:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
au53. right obverse field merits a closer look.
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 Posted 09/29/2018  10:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-55 but hard to tell from these photos if the surface is original.
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 Posted 09/29/2018  11:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree it's a tough call from the photos, but I thought it was worth taking a chance. I'll post better photos when I get it next week.
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 Posted 09/30/2018  1:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU55. may push 58
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 Posted 09/30/2018  1:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Optimist-numismatist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to have no lustre, as well as a light old cleaning.

Realistically it would be a XF-45 tops, but with Market/TPG grading it probably would be given a mid grade AU.
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 Posted 09/30/2018  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice original AU50 but as Optimist-numismatist notes there is not much luster. The very dark spotty toning around ERICA and the arrowheads is concerning because that is the sort of end-stage toning that usually progresses into corrosion if not checked.
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 Posted 09/30/2018  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just don't see how this could be AU-50 with a head of hair like that!
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 Posted 09/30/2018  6:53 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll clarify that I meant AU50 net and sharpness is AU58. In other words, it has the details of an AU58 coin but I would value it around AU50 money.
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 Posted 09/30/2018  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Check bandsdean's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add bandsdean to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-55. Like this one. Hopefully when it arrives, it will look even better in hand!
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 Posted 10/01/2018  01:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's my hope, too! I should be getting it tomorrow.
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 Posted 10/01/2018  2:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just got this in the mail. Looks like a solid AU, lightly cleaned in the past, but nicely retoned. Not much luster, and the color in the new photos is accurate. Any changes to your grading thoughts?



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 Posted 10/01/2018  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Optimist-numismatist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
XF-49+++*. just can't call this an AU coin. Still nice however.
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