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1865 Liberty Seated Half Dollar, MS? Pr?

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 Posted 07/12/2020  9:51 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JCammyProof to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Wanted to know if this half dollar is a sharp MS example or possibly Proof? Possible grade?

Weight: 12.43 g





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 Posted 07/12/2020  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to be a mis-handled proof - I'll say PR-58.
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 Posted 07/12/2020  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lightly circulated proof but they may give it a PF 62-63 grade.

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 Posted 07/13/2020  12:50 am  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can't tell if it's a polished business strike or a proof. Either way it's worth thousands of dollars if genuine.
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 Posted 07/13/2020  02:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm also suspect of its surface originality, I'm leaning towards polished myself
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 Posted 07/13/2020  02:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say proof as well. First set of pics look like a straight grade. Second set look like it's been polished. If it straight grades, I can't see this getting higher than PR60.
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 Posted 07/13/2020  04:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks polished and or fake. I am no pro so I will for the pros.
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 Posted 07/13/2020  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ham1947 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Doesn't look authentic to me. Maybe polished like other have indicated.
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 Posted 07/13/2020  10:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Comparing the rim and details to this coin https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...0c-cam/86419, I think this one is a mis-handled Proof. If it's fake, it is a real good one.
Looks like it has been dipped at least once, maybe more.
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 Posted 07/13/2020  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
everything is pointing to proof if its real. this one is worth authentication and grading.
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 Posted 07/13/2020  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Check Lancek's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Lancek to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think polished at some point. Even a proof that old isn't going to stay that shinny.
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 Posted 07/13/2020  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Heymikep to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it was covered with something (maybe lacquer?) and then polished off. Take a look at the reverse between 6-10 and looks like something on it. The letters in that area look smooth (the way it should) but has something on it, the rest of the denomination looks like polishing and would make a rough surface on the letters, just like the surface on the obverse on Liberty's skin surface. Not original surfaces but is a real Seated half dollar.
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 Posted 07/13/2020  10:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ploopy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 07/14/2020  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First,

How many reeds are on the edge? It should have 145, 152, or 153.
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 Posted 07/14/2020  10:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wideglide to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It looks like it was covered with something (maybe lacquer?)


That's what I thought when I saw it... Looks like it had a coat of lacquer.
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 Posted 07/15/2020  07:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Proof details, some type of environmental damage. Have you tried an acetone soak?
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