1854 Seated Dime W/Arrows -- Grade?

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  1. sf340flier

    sf340flier New Member

    I have learned so much by posting pictures of coins I buy (or are considering buying) that I thought I'd try another:smile .

    I know very little about seated dimes. I picked this one up once again from my local dealer in my quest to build my Dansco 7070.

    Any and all grade opinions (and any other opinions are welcome).

    Thanks in advance!

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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Nice coin, XF probably.
    What is that white stuff on both sides?
    Good luck
  4. YNcoinpro_U.S.

    YNcoinpro_U.S. New Member

    Possibly cleaned EF-30/35.
  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I presume that you mean XF-40 or XF 45?
    Or VF-30, VF-35?
  6. Bonedigger

    Bonedigger New Member

    How about EF-35. It appears to have been cleaned once as well. No biggie, it could be the lighting you used too???

  7. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Or VF-35?
  8. Bonedigger

    Bonedigger New Member

    OOPS, yes VF-35. Sorry about that :)

  9. Fish

    Fish Half Cent Nut

    I'd say if you can get it for VF-ish money you're doing fairly well, especially since it's not a bad-looking coin, previously cleaned or no. More than that I'd not likely pay for it with those pictures.

  10. zaneman

    zaneman Former Moderator

    I think your coin has been harshly cleaned and has altered surfaces. As far as sharpness, I would say it has xf sharpness. I also won't be surprised if someone felt the coin had environmental damage.
  11. zaneman

    zaneman Former Moderator

    Oh, and as far as my opinion of the coin, I like it :) I think seated dimes and half dimes are greatly underappreciated, and I find them to be one of my favorite us designs. If I had seen an identical coin, and was currently buying, I would think 50 or so would be a fair price.
  12. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    I disagree with those who say this coin has been harshly cleaned. IMHO, if it was cleaned it was long ago, and not harshly so, as I see no evidence of it other than the lighter-than-expected color. The "white" areas do concern me -- as seen near the date and arrows -- this could be evidence of cleaning or corrosion/environmental damage.

    This is a coin I would not be comfortable buying from the photos alone -- I'd have to see it in-hand.

    I grade the coin VF 38 and reserve comment as to its originality...Mike
  13. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I'd say VF25, too much wear to go higher IMO. I also think it's be cleaned, more than once. It looks like someone took a pencil eraser to it on the right obverse. The white stuff mentioned appears to be dip residue.
  14. mrh757

    mrh757 Senior Member

    XF detail net grade VF( cleaned)---an ANACS trick!!
  15. Freddypm

    Freddypm Member

    The detail is still excellent in the shield. I think this is Xf-ish.
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