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1893 Columbian Quarter Isabella

 
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 Posted 06/27/2022  1:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Adiw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What do you think is the grade for this one?


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 Posted 06/27/2022  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say EF details (cleaned) if genuine.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just like the Columbian Expo half you posted, this coin has a remarkable amount of detail in the hair and other areas despite being obviously worn with no luster. Without an accurate weight, I'm not convinced of authenticity.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add morgans dad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Concur.........
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 Posted 06/27/2022  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to find these without some sort of cleaning.
Most of those folks who didn't know much about coin collecting in the first 40 years after they were issued
thought they were special (which is true), and thought they should be improved if they should be kept shiny, and so they were cleaned.

Which is a pity, as far as the modern collector is concerned.

Although a lot of the value is lost, I will still be perfectly happy to have an example (albeit cleaned), in my collection.
At least, I should be able to buy it at a lower price.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF45, the reverse fore arm is almost flat as well as on various obverse features. The downside, it was cleaned. Still a pleasing specimen for an album.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  10:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In another recent thread about "how to detect fake coins", the answer I gave is "experience". If you handle and closely examine lots of genuine coins, and fakes as well, a fake will just set off all kinds of alarm bells in your head as soon as you see it, most of the time without you even consciously realising why.

I've got a whole fleet of fire trucks cruising around behind my eyeballs right now. Sorry, this one's a fake.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  11:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like Sap is right;
It does have a rather 'pasty' appearance of a diecast fake.
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 Posted 06/29/2022  11:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adiw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A few more photos

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