1856 Large Cent... Please "grade me"

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrweaseluv, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Well-Known Member

    Yes I'm alive... the $20 LC update is being worked on even as i type this (my slav... er son is setting up the light box for his broken dad) but This I wan't an opinion on.. Spent over the $20 on it (but not a whole lot over so might go to set anyway) What I want are honest Grade opinions.. I Think I stole this puppy but want other opinions :D
    Let me present...
    1856 Large cent... "toned"? AU? MS? watcha think :D sellers pics but will post better monday/tuesday when it arrives :D
    1856f.jpg 1856r.jpg
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Very nice toning. Can you post closer and crop please. Thanks.
  4. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    EF-AU details would be my guess. Seems to have the color of a cleaned copper. Coin still has lots of detail and seems to be a great type set coin for an album like a 7070.
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    No way. I say AU50. lol
  6. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    +1 plenty of meat on the bone, color and surfaces have been messed with....
  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Ohh Nuts said the squirrel
  8. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    45 to 50, cleaned. Toning looks off from the photos, possibly AT? A bit bright and shiny for the amount of wear showing. A couple of small rim dings on obverse and reverse but not too bad. Better photos might clarify and change this opinion.

    I have cropped and reposted your photos below. The detail is pretty decent, like I said about 45 to 50 but I don't think it would straight grade.

    Greysheet in EF-40 is $46 and AU-50 is $110. So even if a details coin, if you got it for $20ish, that is just fine for the set you are assembling.

    1856f.jpg 1856r.jpg
  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    How did you do that? Download the OP’s photos and manipulate them?
  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    XF details. Still a nice coin.
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  11. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I downloaded the photos and then loaded them into my photo post-processing software, Photoscape X. But you can use whatever software you happen to prefer.

    I use this method frequently to more closely examine seller/auction photos to try to determine things that the seller's photos as posted do not reveal. I often make my decision to buy/bid on the results of this effort. You would be astonished at how bad these seller photos can be, including those from some well-known and reputable on-line auction houses.
  12. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    XF, knocked down due to the odd toning. Still a good price for what it is.
  13. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Au sharpness but the color is off. Still for $20 a lotta meat there
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