1812/1 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Grade It!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by iGradeMS70, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    I haven't posted here much since 2012, but let's change that today. Hopefully I didn't miss too much in my absence. I already see some old friends are still very active here.

    So for my first post in some time, I thought I'd share this lovely Capped Bust half I just acquired. How would you grade the coin? It is going to PCGS tomorrow on a 5-Day Express submission.

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    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
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  3. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Not to hard to grade this one, Brian. Has a few light scratches, probably not from cleaning. It's AU. I'd give it a 55.
  4. McBlzr

    McBlzr Sr Professional Collector

    AU58, Nice Bustie ;)
  5. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    AU-53. Love the die clash.
  6. talkcoin

    talkcoin Well-Known Member

    ...hey buddy, Nice Coin and I don't post too much here anymore as well...no harm no foul I suppose...I'll say AU 53 ;)

  7. phankins11

    phankins11 Well-Known Member

    I say AU 55, not sure on the surfaces, they seem pretty original.

    Great year by the way, makes me think of the war of 1812 and Andrew Jackson. This coin was circulating during that time. Hell of a handfull of history ya got there.
  8. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Beautiful 1812 , I'll go 53 .
  9. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Well-Known Member

    I'll go with AU-55. Nice coin!
  10. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Supporter

    It's a toss up for me... Might go 55, might go details, might net grade to a 50.
  11. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    I'm going au-53. Could detail due to the scratches had one do the same for me a year ago. Similar looking great flow lines a few scratches they called it au details cleaning
  12. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Something is going on in the field in front of the face.

    Looks like something [possible scratch] was removed
  13. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    I would put it AU-53. I see what Frank is talking about - so assuming no scratches. Good luck hope you get a good grade on it.
  14. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    Treashunt, that is a die clash.
  15. swamp yankee

    swamp yankee Well-Known Member

    AU 50 details?.....
  16. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    Ouch... :)
  17. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Nice variety coin with some nice luster,however with the wear on high points. Plus the scratches I would say Xf45/Au 50 details. Of which none of the above would stop me from pulling the trigger on this one. Still a lot of meat and eye appeal .
  18. Weston

    Weston Well-Known Member

  19. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Supporter

    Frank might be on to something... It is possible that it has been repaired out in the obverse left field. Hard to say without it in hand but there is definitely something going on there...
  20. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    I think PCGS is pretty strict with bust halves so I'd say either AU details or AU50.
  21. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    I'll guess AU53
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