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Newfoundland 1880 50 Cent With Odd Scratch

 
 
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 Posted 09/16/2019  10:23 am Show Profile   Check TheDeductible's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add TheDeductible to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is NOT my coin. It is for sale on EBay.


How in the world did the scratch across the obverse get so wonky? It's raised/lowered. Looks sketchy.

What do you think?



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 Posted 09/16/2019  4:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Jack knife..?

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 Posted 09/17/2019  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tamarin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any time an 1880 NFLD half has a full reverse it's worth looking at. Nice coin and I love the toning! Scratches? Reminds me of what an old timer told me a long, long time ago. He'd gone in to sell Newfoundland halves at a major dealer and been told despite their condition he'd only be given bullion value due to the series' low collector interest. So what did he do? He went out to his car and scratched every one with a pocket knife and then took them back in to be sold.
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 Posted 09/19/2019  08:49 am  Show Profile   Check TheDeductible's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TheDeductible to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice story, Tamarin. I can picture it so easily. I think I would have done the same. That or melted them lol.
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 Posted 09/19/2019  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree VF details - actually lots of scratches on this one.
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 Posted 09/23/2019  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tamarin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It went below what I thought it might. This date is a toughie.
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 Posted 09/23/2019  09:44 am  Show Profile   Check TheDeductible's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TheDeductible to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It did!

I guess the scratches shrunk the pool of buyers too thin.
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