Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by DoubleDiamond, Mar 10, 2021.
In the future, I will tell you what you meant by a post. if you don't mind me doing so, that is.
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This is probably an XF but it could make AU. There are just to many varieties of this coin and I'm not a variety person.
Interesting reply Potty. How did you come up with a figure of 99.99 % of auctions are legitimate? (likely real) And what diagnostics are you using to agree with the grade assumptions given so far. If you are so sure of those grades should I assume you have had some in depth experiance with this series of dollars? Sorry to say though, my eyes are normal sized.
@johnmilton @Publius2 You guys are the best. Please do not think I am questioning either of you.
Not at all. The purpose of these debates, to me, is to arrive at some facts if it is possible. As long as we stick to the coins, then I am fine with disagreement.
I took a look at some slabbed 1800 BB-193's in Heritage's auction archives and picked one out that is slabbed PCGS EF-45 (they all look the same with regard to the L). I have attached full-size obverses of the OP coin (first photo) and the Heritage coin (second photo).
Then below that are blow-ups of the L area on the OP's coin (third photo) and Heritage coin (fourth photo). Except for what be a little bit of PMD on the bottom leg of the L on the OP's coin, they look the same to me.
Of course, I would feel more comfortable with better photos and especially with the coin in hand.
It didn't take me long to find a similar one on Heritage. That's about all I can contribute to this... Edit - it's a NGC XF45.
I sort of wish you had used the same level of observation when deciphering what I mean when I post, because all you would have had to do is look at my post directly before your snarky "huh" post.
That is OK, though. We all goof now and then. Usually an apology helps.
From your fingers to Mr. John's eyes....
Do you have any thoughts of a possible repair, based strictly on the OP photos? Of course the coin is not in hand to view, to be sure. I understand that. You are more comfortable and more able to grade from photos than I am. That is the reason I am interested in your opinion.
I will then withdraw my criticism and apologize. I've just never seen a Draped Bust coin with the L like that.
I was being a little sarcastic about you. I wasn't talking about auctions I was saying how after looking at it again it looks real why not %100 because its not certified but even a lot of old certified coins like these are fake.I said I agree with the grades because I trust those members opinions I am not expert on these coins myself.
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Thank you Publius for taking the time to reply and share your thoughts on this coin and its variety. The information given is very much appreciated. It's actually mind boggling what you and the other members know. Top class.
Cheers for also for helping to clear up the mystery surrounding its grading potential, I'll take that! A huge thank you also to the other guys that weighed in with valuable information about it too.
Based on the information given I think that I paid a reasonable price for the coin which was probably the thin edge of the wedge for an EF coin of the same year. I think it was a good deal, but the proof of the pudding will be what the grading company think as they have the final say. NGC though, of course.
Thanks everyone, and you gotta love Forrest Gump. Run Forrest run! Classic.
Many thanks John, Top notch.
@charley, I can put you on “ignore” so that I won’t offend you again. I try to give you free advice, you want apologies. I have never seen a Forest Gump run remark given in any context other than avoid the deal.
I think it would be best if you do place me on ignore.
Free advice? My Goodness. I pass.
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