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Grade This 1831 Bust Half Dollar... Please!

 
 
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 Posted 09/21/2019  8:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Numisto to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

Again, recently I've been trying to improve my US collection and grading skills. I have some thoughts on this bust half I just acquired, but I'll keep them for myself for now.

Please let me know what you think.


Thank you!



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09/21/2019 8:28 pm
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 Posted 09/21/2019  8:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That looks iffy
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 Posted 09/21/2019  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU55, I like it.
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 Posted 09/21/2019  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All right. We're off to the races here! Two pretty different opinions. I'll take the AU55 if I have the choice!

I'm worried about the rims on the obverse. Filed down? Or just super weak and then worn away?
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09/22/2019 07:51 am
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 Posted 09/21/2019  11:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm no expert on this type...but from what I see (obverse: weak/worn rim and stars and reverse rim nicer) I'm in the Gincoin43 camp...Lets see what others say....good luck
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 Posted 09/21/2019  11:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Suomi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 09/22/2019  04:44 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Gincoin & greasy, pay close attention. The obverse is VLDS notice how the stars flow into the rim? The denticles being part of the die are subject to die wear as well. Based on that, if the die reaches a late enough die stage without failure the denticles could completely disappear. The reverse is MDS, so it would have stronger rims.
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
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 Posted 09/22/2019  07:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All,

Take a look at this coin on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1831-Overt...132754298617

The two seem similar. My coin seems to match the Overton 110 coins a lot, both in the weak to no denticles on the obverse and where the strike is weak on the reverse.
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 Posted 09/22/2019  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU55 weak strike
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 Posted 09/22/2019  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say AU-55, VLDS as noted.
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 Posted 09/22/2019  11:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a nice problem free AU-55.
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 Posted 09/22/2019  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Gincoin & greasy, pay close attention

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 Posted 09/23/2019  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AcesKings to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
. My coin seems to match the Overton 110 coins a lot,


Looks more like an O-119. http://maibockaddict.com/1831-o-119...dollar.shtml
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 Posted 09/23/2019  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-55
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 Posted 10/07/2019  2:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi all,

Results are in. Wish they matched the consensus here, but I'm still happy with the coin.



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 Posted 10/07/2019  5:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, they were tough on that one. Very nice coin.
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