Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

1851-C Half Eagle: New Purchase

First page | Last 15 Replies
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 19 / Views: 777Next Topic
Page: of 2
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
61652 Posts
 Posted 07/26/2021  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say EF-45.
Pillar of the Community
United States
5643 Posts
 Posted 07/27/2021  11:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The PCGS grade is XF-45. There are traces of luster in protected areas around date and legends, consistent with a 45 grade. Surfaces are relatively clean, with no heavy hits or rim issues. Color looks very original and I see no sign of cleaning or abuse.

I'm happy to add this one to the collection.
Pillar of the Community
United States
3375 Posts
 Posted 07/27/2021  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on a very nice coin. Just curious why the Charlotte mint put that punch mark on the earlobe of their half eagles that year. Was it an intentional design change, or just an overzealous mint worker?
Pillar of the Community
United States
5643 Posts
 Posted 07/27/2021  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
why the Charlotte mint put that punch mark on the earlobe of their half eagles that year.

Don't know the reason, but it is found on a couple other dates and mints for Liberty Half Eagles. It's in the exact center of the obverse so maybe it's a toolmark from whatever clamping fixture was used when the die was machined. You see small raised dots in the center of some other US coins like bust half dollars.

Any machinists out there with specific knowledge on this issue?
Page: of 2 Previous TopicReplies: 19 / Views: 777Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.





Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.21 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05