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1898 Barber Half, Grading Help Please

 
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 Posted 05/26/2020  10:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am looking at adding this half to my collection. What do you think it grades? These are sellers pics.



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 Posted 05/26/2020  10:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you show us straight-on pics, please. Angled pics are difficult to evaluate.



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 Posted 05/26/2020  10:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like serious surface damage. Whizzed?
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 Posted 05/27/2020  04:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the seller is trying to hide something. If there is a return option you could give it a try if you really like it.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  07:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CollegeBarbers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I think the seller is trying to hide something.

The surfaces are definitely impaired, although it's hard to say how. Mostly like whizzed as jimbucks mentioned. I would avoid this coin and look for a wholesome, problem-free example.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  07:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep , besides that I don't like the obverse rim issue at 8:00-10:00 .
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 Posted 05/27/2020  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks OK to me I think the seller is using some creative angled photography and lighting to make a mid-AU coin seem nicer. I'll say AU-55 range.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  10:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ham1947 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used to see this type of angle photo when I was a serious collector. Cannot point the finger at the seller, but usually angle photos do not give an accurate portrayal of the coins surface.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  11:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Steelers72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Assuming the angle of the photos isn't trying to hide anything, it is an AU-55 coin. Au details if they are
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 Posted 05/27/2020  12:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-55 details. The coin was cleaned and now has some album tone.
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 Posted 06/04/2020  2:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin sold at auction today for $325 + buyers fee.
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