1821 Capped Bust Half -- Grade Opinions

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Bonedigger, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Bonedigger

    Bonedigger New Member

    Here is a nice 1821 (O-101a) CBH. Your valuable opinion counts :) what grade would you say she is? As you can see the coin is beginning to tone up a little...

    Thanks for taking a look :)
    Ben

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  3. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    Nice coin! I would say XF45.
  4. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    AU details, cleaned (overdipped), net XF.
  5. 900fine

    900fine doggone it people like me

    I agree with Leadfoot... great AU details, cleaned, solid XF. Nice.

    I'm no authority on these, so I'm eager to hear your opinion, Ben ! Thanks for the thread.
  6. Bonedigger

    Bonedigger New Member

    Ok, now check this out, I think I've got a circulated PROOF here. The earliest known is an 1822 which is in about the same condition I understand according to a member of the BHNC, but here is an 1821... See the reflection of text.
    http://www.jabpublish.com/reflect.mpg
  7. Phoenix21

    Phoenix21 *The King Of Jokes*

    Wow, that is a beauty. I'd say AU-55 is it didn't have the cleaning. So net XF-45. Still, a very nice coin. :thumb:

    Phoenix :cool:
  8. CappedBustDimes

    CappedBustDimes Senior Member

    have you done a dentil count yet?
  9. Bonedigger

    Bonedigger New Member

    Nope, never have...

    Take Care
    Ben
  10. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Ben:
    I hope that it is a circ proof!
    Good luck.
  11. Bonedigger

    Bonedigger New Member

    Just counted (2 times, LOL) 110 dentils...

    Ben
  12. Coinlover

    Coinlover The Coin Collector

    very nice coin bone! :cool:
  13. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    nice coin, Ben. My opinion is VF-30.

    and BTW... why the dentil count? for authenticity?
  14. CappedBustDimes

    CappedBustDimes Senior Member



    dentil count may be used to detirmine whether or not this piece is a presentation piece[proof] or a business strike.
  15. Bonedigger

    Bonedigger New Member

    Thanks for that info :) I also tried to access David Finkelstein's article on Capped Bust Half Dollar dentil counts, alas... Too bad the JRCS doesn't have all their publications online, even for members.

    Thanks again for taking a look :)
    Ben
  16. tcore

    tcore Coin Collector

    XF and cleaned. Hopefully, the toning continues.
  17. Bonedigger

    Bonedigger New Member

    Checkout this closeup of the shield. Nice detail (IMHO) to say the least...
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  18. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Ben:
    Nice strike!

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