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1898 Straits Settlements 50 Cents

 
 
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Pillar of the Community
United Kingdom
516 Posts
 Posted 05/21/2019  7:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add marbury518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Picked this up recently as most I have seen are in worn condition. I have only seen a photo but hoping it will prove my hunch right that it's a nice grade.
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United States
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 Posted 05/21/2019  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMO it has probably been cleaned (dipped).
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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Australia
496 Posts
 Posted 05/21/2019  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hmm then why leave the stains behind? I think it okay grade maybe a VF but looks like hairlines. Be more aware of fakes, not say your is a fake tho.
Edited by ryurazu
05/21/2019 11:07 pm
Bedrock of the Community
Australia
15444 Posts
 Posted 05/22/2019  12:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Has re stained since cleaning.
This coin has spent at least most of it's life in a hot, humid climate.

Nevertheless, condition well above average for the type, and because of this, reasonably scarce.
Edited by sel_69l
05/22/2019 06:47 am
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United Kingdom
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 Posted 05/22/2019  11:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add marbury518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes.....when I saw all others, they are very badly worn....and I think it is way better than VF looking at the hair and the crown. The photo isn't great....thanks for looking.
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United States
414 Posts
 Posted 05/22/2019  1:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cableguy815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
very nice example of this fairy rare coin. These are condition sensitive and are often found with flat hair and crown details on the obverse. Yours show a good bit of detail.

As others pointed out, at least based on your images, it appears the coin was dipped and cleaned. Hairlines can be seen in the fields. If I had to guess this would probably grade AU details, or at the very worse, XF details, definitely not VF.
Nothing better than a fresh World Crown arriving in the mail after a long and tiring day.
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United Kingdom
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 Posted 05/22/2019  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add marbury518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Cableguy (get-r-done)...I am not risking a slab.....and thus the level of detail is good enough to get me a decent return from my regular buyers....if it was slabbed as a 55 or better I would have kept it but the price would have been sky high.......
Edited by marbury518
05/23/2019 02:08 am
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 Posted 05/22/2019  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It will be iteresting to see a close-up of the crude to see how deep it has penetrated...maybe it's just on the surface.

KK
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