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Fake Or Real 1837 Seated Liberty Half Dime?

 
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 Posted 11/25/2020  09:13 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Coin doesn't look real to me.

1) The "B" in "LIBERTY" looks more like a "N" to me and the "I" and "N" are almost merging.
2) The font of the date looks funny to me (too rounded).
3) Don't see much wrong with the reverse.


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11/25/2020 09:15 am
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 Posted 11/25/2020  09:20 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing wrong with it. The B probably took a hit to make it look odd. The date is supposed to be rounded. Check out some graded examples on eBay.
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 Posted 11/25/2020  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpbone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks fine to me.
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 Posted 11/25/2020  09:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, circulation damage.
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 Posted 11/25/2020  10:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, good to know I was off. Since it is real, what grade should it get? VF30 perhaps?
But if I compare it with this one...

https://www.greatcollections.com/Co...e-PCGS-XF-45

...the font of the date looks definitely different on the PCGS graded XF45.

Which of the two you think looks better for its grade?
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 Posted 11/25/2020  11:10 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The example you are comparing to us a small date. The coin that you posted is a large date.

EDIT: see my retraction below.
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11/25/2020 11:43 am
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 Posted 11/25/2020  11:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The example you are comparing to us a small date. The coin that you posted is a large date.


OK. I didn't notice that.
What grade do you give the coin I posted?
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 Posted 11/25/2020  11:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The OP coin looks like a small date to me.....

Looks legitimate to me as well, just seen some circulation

Edit: grade wise, VF-30/35 sounds right to me.
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 Posted 11/25/2020  11:43 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The OP coin looks like a small date to me

You are absolutely right. I stand corrected.
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 Posted 11/26/2020  07:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very respectable first year example.
VF30 for me.
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 Posted 12/03/2020  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a slightly sharper pic of the obverse. Overall the coin looks better than the photographs and very appealing to me. Definitely pleased with it.

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 Posted 12/11/2020  5:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF-40 details, environmental damage.
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 Posted 12/12/2020  1:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sharkman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it very attractive with a beautiful cameo effect. XF40. I couldn't hazard a guess on details without seeing in hand. It might straight grade.
In any event, you have an attractive example of a tough date which is always a good thing.
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I think it very attractive with a beautiful cameo effect. XF40. I couldn't hazard a guess on details without seeing in hand. It might straight grade.


Here is one final attempt of mine to photograph to obverse and reverse of this coin.




Regardless of the possible details grade it might receive, I like the coin because it is exactly what I am looking for in a (half) dime: a dark field and a strong circulation cameo effect.
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