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1853 Seated Half Dollar. Is It Real?

 
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 Posted 04/26/2022  08:12 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add roach to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Everything on this one looks right, but the weight is a little high at 12.59, any thoughts?

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 Posted 04/26/2022  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Heymikep to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks good to me, what a great looking coin!
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 Posted 04/26/2022  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure looks OK to me as well. Sweet!
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 Posted 04/26/2022  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This one looks AU-58 Dipped.
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 Posted 04/26/2022  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Accurate weight and comparative ping tone tests are easy no cost tests that help prove authenticity.

I agree, this example may have been cleaned.
from pictures it appears to have no wear on the high points of the design both sides, but no luster either.
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 Posted 04/26/2022  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Deserves TPG grading in any event.
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 Posted 04/27/2022  06:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting denticle pattern from 10-12...could the extra metal their account for the weight being off?
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 Posted 04/27/2022  08:03 am  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On my monitor I see a lot of luster, a good strike, nice eye appeal and also signs of (likely) market-acceptable cleaning/dipping. This coin could easily be worth several thousand dollars. What is the price? It certainly appears genuine.

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 Posted 04/27/2022  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add roach to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its luster in my picture is muted, but in hand its does have decent full cartwheel luster, particularly the reverse. I would put it at an AU58-MS 62. If dipped, it isn't distraction. I was mostly concerned with authenticity, as sending a coin to NGC takes so long these days and is not cheap. I didn't want to waste the money before getting a consensus on here. I have not dealt with many Seated halves. Thank you all for your input. I will post NGC results in about 6 months when it comes back
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 Posted 04/27/2022  3:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU/UNC details cleaned. I think UNC based on the reverse

i see a ton of horizontal hairlines on the obverse that are traversing the devices. especially noticeable across the arm and legs. original surfaces removed in both obv fields
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 Posted 04/27/2022  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks legit and a slider. Let's call it MS-61.
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 Posted 04/28/2022  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-62 details, cleaned.
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 Posted 06/26/2022  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add roach to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NGC is almost done with grading this coin, they upcharged me on the grading fee because I sent it in under the economy tier (in case it wasnt real) so I take that as a good sign! Stay tuned!
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 Posted 06/26/2022  5:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic, thanks for the update!
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 Posted 06/26/2022  10:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JasonKflo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is A good sign as far as the grade as well.
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 Posted 07/19/2022  12:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ploopy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any updates on this one?
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