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1878-S Trade Dollar Au? Tooling?

 
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 Posted 06/02/2021  11:14 am Show Profile   Check Slightly Lithuanian Zac's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Slightly Lithuanian Zac to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone. I have this Trade dollar from an old type set. It looked like a nice AU coin with some old cleaning. When I photographed it, I noticed that the eagle and some parts of seated liberty where outlined by scratch. Is this called tooling?
How does it affect the value on this particular coin?
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 Posted 06/02/2021  11:16 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
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 Posted 06/02/2021  11:44 am  Show Profile   Check Slightly Lithuanian Zac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Slightly Lithuanian Zac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply










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 Posted 06/02/2021  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At best VF details (cleaned), assuming it's genuine. Agree that looks like tooling in these pics. Are these lines incuse?
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 Posted 06/02/2021  12:55 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are you able to tell if the marks surrounding the eagle on the reverse are raised or incuse?
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Type Set: https://www.NGCcoin.com/registry/co...sets/236574/
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 Posted 06/02/2021  1:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On the obverse, Ms Liberty's toes and the gown covering the right leg have definitely been tooled.

On the reverse, the tooling is obvious around the eagle. It starts out from the beak and appears to have been gone over several times.

May have been a 'practice' coin.
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 Posted 06/02/2021  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
XF details (damaged)

definite tooling around eagle. notice how the tool line around this area extends into the field where the tool went past the edge of the wing

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 Posted 06/02/2021  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Check Slightly Lithuanian Zac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Slightly Lithuanian Zac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all.
The lines are incuse.
I'm in the process of parting out the type set.
Any idea of what a fair price for this coin is with the tooling accounted for?
It is hard to find a comparable example online.
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 Posted 06/02/2021  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obverse looks slightly whizzed as well./
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 Posted 06/09/2021  12:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The tooling is quite evident in the toes it appears as well, agree it also looks whizzed.
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 Posted 06/10/2021  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I personally would find it hard to spend more than $100 on it.
Agree with the frog about grade and damage.
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 Posted 06/11/2021  11:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
patient grasshopper. keep looking. its not worth paying good money for a damaged coin
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 Posted 06/11/2021  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, keep your powder dry.
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