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1795 Draped Bust Half Eagle PCGS Vs You

 
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 Posted 12/22/2021  6:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Adam590 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
NOT my coin. But I am curious what you think--I doubt this one has ever been auctioned, so looking through records won't help. I am learning a lot about inconsistencies with PCGS and other TPG systems. It is a beauty, though!



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 Posted 12/22/2021  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Incomplete strike, and some rub. I think PCGS said AU-58, but my opinion lies more on the AU-55 side.
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 Posted 12/22/2021  7:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd agree with AU-55. But oh my gosh whatever the grade!
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 Posted 12/22/2021  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say AU-55, super coin!
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 Posted 12/22/2021  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll be "that guy" who is going to nitpick this coin despite the fact its so far out of my ability to ever own we can just laugh...

Scratches in the middle of the obverse, and I'm aesthetically struggling with the wonky looking eye of liberty just cause it looks wonky to me.

AU-58 but that's a rad coin!!!! Thanks for letting us drool on it.
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 Posted 12/22/2021  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If strike limit is not a problem with this issue I'm at AU-53
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 Posted 12/22/2021  8:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Scratches in the middle of the obverse


They look like adjustment marks.
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 Posted 12/22/2021  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see apparent wear on the turban, hair strand, drapery, and eagle's breast and leg. I don't think it's all due to weak strike. Luster seems mostly absent. Color is very attractive and surfaces look original. AU-53 seems appropriate.
Fabulous coin, of course, regardless of precise grade!
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 Posted 12/22/2021  10:24 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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1795 Capped Draped Bust Half Eagle


I believe this is a Draped Bust Half Eagle. The Capped series of Half Eagles started in 1807 and should not be part of this title.
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 Posted 12/23/2021  12:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to grade due to light strike, but I agree with
AU-55.

Also appears to have some light adjustment marks behind Lib's ear.

The pressure would really be on the TPG's to get it exactly right in this case, because of the very high implied value.
Ultimately, you must learn to grade for yourself, because that is what the successful bidder has to do, if it ever came up for public auction.

Personally, I have never been keen on slabbed coins, except to assist in the authentication process.
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 Posted 12/23/2021  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 12/23/2021  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T_F_F to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I say AU-58
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 Posted 12/23/2021  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely some rub on this one. AU-53 to AU-55 range.
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 Posted 12/24/2021  11:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam590 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PCGS called it AU(58)! I thought I saw a bit more than standard "58 wear" on it, hence my surprise, but this is still a coin I will never own and must admire vicariously through photographs!
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 Posted 12/24/2021  12:49 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PCGS seems to be lenient on these older coins. Additionally, these coins don't look lustrous and well struck from the mint. I see small amounts of wear on the high points, so that is where I got my AU-58 assessment from.
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