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  1. ksparrow liked Mainebill's post in the thread GTG: 1849-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar?.

    Ag 3 my grade. The g-6 reverse might bump it to G 4. But the obverse rim keeps it to Ag that coin saw a lot of commerce likely In...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 6:56 PM
  2. ksparrow replied to the thread Fun with Grilling - AT S$1.

    I think the Ike would have toned nicely in the soy/ginger/maple syrup glaze I use on salmon. Just an idea.

    Aug 4, 2020 at 6:26 PM
  3. ksparrow replied to the thread Where do you think this 89 CC will grade at?.

    That seller has been on eBay for years and the photos(scans) always look exactly the same. I have never bought anything from them...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 6:24 PM
  4. ksparrow liked johnmilton's post in the thread Where do you think this 89 CC will grade at?.

    Remember that lousy photos are a common way to hide problems, often the biggest problem of all, it’s a counterfeit. My rule is, if the...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 6:21 PM
  5. ksparrow liked expat's post in the thread Unique PDS Matte Proof Classic Commems!.

    I still can't see anything other than light lines on all three, and toning spots on the S and D. Might seem harsh but wouldn't this...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 6:09 PM
  6. ksparrow replied to the thread Unique PDS Matte Proof Classic Commems!.

    from the auction description:"This incredibly rare Boone half dollar proof is razor-sharp and fully struck with fine matte surfaces that...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 6:09 PM
  7. ksparrow replied to the thread Unique PDS Matte Proof Classic Commems!.

    also if I enlarge the TV images I can see a lot of hairlines on the 37s, some on the d, but few on the p.

    Aug 4, 2020 at 3:55 PM
  8. ksparrow replied to the thread GTG and Overton - 1813 50c.

    I think the high upset rim (due to use of the Castaing machine) and the high relief devices (stars/letters) near the rim protect the...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 1:48 PM
  9. ksparrow replied to the thread Unique PDS Matte Proof Classic Commems!.

    These are graded PR63, not MS63, so I'm guessing it's the presence of hairlines,which I have always thought was the main grade limiting...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 1:41 PM
  10. ksparrow liked CircCam's post in the thread GTG and Overton - 1813 50c.

    Reviving to share @robec ‘s awesome photos of this one... [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  11. ksparrow replied to the thread 1865 Seated Liberty Dollar Authentication Help.

    I agree, stop with acetone. Please let us know how the grading goes!

    Aug 3, 2020 at 7:08 PM
  12. ksparrow liked Skyman's post in the thread Post a Classic Commemorative.

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  13. ksparrow replied to the thread how do you spot fake Trade Dollars, anyway?.

    Well, if both sides are from the same coin... fakeroo!

    Aug 2, 2020 at 3:56 PM
  14. ksparrow liked green18's post in the thread Post a Classic Commemorative.

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  15. ksparrow liked markr's post in the thread Post a Classic Commemorative.

    Here is a Pilgrim I own. It's MS67. [ATTACH]

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