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!
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.