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1832 Capped Bust Half: Please Help -- Question about Rim

 
 
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 Posted 11/09/2018  12:03 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Shenandoah1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The rim of this coin -- an 1832 Capped Bust half dollar -- feels "thin," like what you would expect on a slick or other heavily worn coin.

But the feel of it doesn't match the coin's overall condition -- it's in much better shape than the rim would indicate. I'd grade it in the VF range (photos don't do it justice, sorry.)

I'm not an expert on capped busts, so I'm wondering, is this typical of this series? Does it look thin in the photos? And what would cause the lettering on the rim and the rim itself to degrade much faster than the rest of the coin. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!






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 Posted 11/09/2018  01:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks totally legit to me. Did you weigh it?
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 Posted 11/09/2018  09:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks normal to me. CBHs from this time period have a lettered edge.
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 Posted 11/09/2018  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks normal to me. Nice coin!
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 Posted 11/09/2018  8:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jon Brand to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
^^^^ Agree
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Thanks, everyone, I appreciate the input and opinions. Mike F, great idea, but I don't have a scale, unfortunately, so can't confirm the weight.
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If you're going to be buying raw coins you need to buy a digital scale. I don't know what state you are in but if you google 'head shops near me', in most states, these sketchy shops will provide you with a good assortment of digital scales.
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