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1808 Capped Bust Half Dollar - You Vs PCGS

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 Posted 10/26/2020  10:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add yhbearcats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just purchased the below 1808 Capped Bust Half Dollar. What do you think PCGS graded it?



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 Posted 10/26/2020  11:07 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 10/26/2020  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can't get a good feel for this one. Even with the strike weakness, I feel this is low AU at best. Need to look at this on the computer. Tentative AU-50.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say AU-50 with a low confidence factor.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  12:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF-35 from me.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  2:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn70 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say XF-45 with a nice original look to it.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  3:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say AU-53.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oggy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-53 for me too.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  3:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numis-Northerner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm gonna guess VF sharpness, with AU-58+ surfaces
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 Posted 10/27/2020  12:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ploopy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU55/58, definitely shaper than XF imo, but the surfaces as well as strike weakness are puzzling me.
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Did someone mention 3CN?
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 Posted 10/27/2020  10:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not surprised at the wide variation of grading opinions - capped busts are notoriously difficult to grade, and a good reason for the novice grader to buy these slabbed - and from the most respected TPGraders.

Heavy patination, which one would expect with a 200+ year old coin, can hide smoothing wear in the fields.

Because each die was unique but similar to all of the others of this type, there is individual variation in each working die. Quality control was not as good then, as it is now.

I have concentrated on the lower of the high points of the design (where the design detail should be fully struck up), to decide on a grade - perhaps my technique is no better than anyone else's.

VF-35.
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