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Is This 1811 Capped Bust Half Dollar Gradable?

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 Posted 07/16/2020  02:19 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Adam590 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello! I am curious about this 1811 Capped Bust Half Dollar. It has some really cool die breaks and it is slightly off center, but I am wondering if the mark on Liberty's cheek will result in a "VF Details" grade for being "damaged/scratched" or if this coin might earn the VF(20) grade or higher that I was hoping for.





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What do you think? Do you think this coin has a chance to straight grade at PCGS? Or will the mark on Liberty's cheek curse it with a "details" grade.

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 Posted 07/16/2020  02:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could you please post the reverse?
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 Posted 07/16/2020  07:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very good chance, I would say. They recognize a lot of very old US silver is in bad shape and tend to be very lenient on scratches, even major ones.
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 Posted 07/16/2020  08:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMO it'll straight grade.
In that grade circulation marks are expected.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 07/16/2020  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With the scratch in such a prominent position, I think it would be a details coin.
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 Posted 07/16/2020  09:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Close call, but I'd say VF-25 straight.
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 Posted 07/16/2020  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nieuw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not bad, but the obverse scratch on the face should really be considered before sending it in for grading
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 Posted 07/16/2020  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam590 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your feedback so far! I appreciate your time and consideration. I sent this out to PCGS one month ago via a very trustworthy dealership in my hometown. The guys there thought this would probably straight grade, but it is certainly not a given. I bought this coin almost twenty years ago when I was in high school and the scratch on the face never really bothered me--it always struck me as yet another character trait on a coin with fascinating die cracks and a cool off center strike. This being said, I know that the average collector, and certainly PCGS, may be less forgiving. If it grades as VF(20) or VF(25) I will be ecstatic. The moment of truth is approaching. Thanks again.
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 Posted 07/16/2020  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 07/16/2020  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your post was moved to the appropriate forum for the proper attention.
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 Posted 07/16/2020  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam590 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, JBuck. Can we delete the identical one I posted here (before I knew we could move this one?)? Thanks again!
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 Posted 07/16/2020  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numis-Northerner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Imo this is a details coin, but PCGS is pretty well known for straight grading circulated CBHs with problems.
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 Posted 07/16/2020  12:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the off center strike is causing some weakness in strike in certain areas on both sides. the scratch may details the coin but the coin looks to be VF20 and maybe 25 based on the higher devices. the yellow light is not helping assessing the surfaces
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 Posted 07/16/2020  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I sent this out to PCGS one month ago

The time to ask your questions is before you send it out.
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Thanks, JBuck. Can we delete the identical one I posted here (before I knew we could move this one?)? Thanks again!
You are welcome. Spence already took care of the duplicate.
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 Posted 07/25/2020  7:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF-35 Details. I don't think there is a considerable chance of it grading straight unfortunately.
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