1824/1 Capped Bust Half Grade Input

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Mark Metzger, May 14, 2020.

  1. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    I also thought VF 35. I based the guess on PCGS photograde.
    IMO it falls a little short of XF 40
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I initially was at 45, looking at the sharpness of the reverse (eagle's feathers, etc). But looking at the obverse, I amend my guess downwards to XF40.

    35? Maybe, on a bad day. But it looks 40 to me.
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  4. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    If I were looking to buy this coin and it was offered as XF40, I'd probably buy it.
  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    After much more study during the past few days, analyzing the points I listed in my previous post and adding 'marks on the obverse & reverse' to my criteria, I searched many items graded by PCGS and NGC. My analysis included grades from VF-35 to AU-55. I have revised my grade, after spitting out many crow feathers, from my original post of AU-53 to XF-45+. I expect the TPG grade to be conservative at XF-45.

  6. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Thanks Robert! I really hope you are correct and it comes back at xf 45. I am waiting to piggyback on a submission with a dealer friend of mine so it’ll be a while. I’ll definitely post the results when they arrive.
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  7. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Photograde is an excellent tool, however in this case you’d need to know about the strike quality and wear pattern for a specific sub-type, year and/or Overton variety.

    1824 (OP coin) = sub-design 4
    1828 (photograde coin) = sub-design 6

    I’d rather compare this coin with pictures of other 1824/1 O-101s on eBay, GC, etc.
    Last edited: May 17, 2020
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  8. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Make sure you list it with the proper value in the unlikely event it is damaged by the TPG. There was a recent article a few days ago about this issue. You should check it out. I wish you good luck. :)
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