1871 50c Canada

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by ilmcoins, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    Very hard to find in higher grades. What would you grade this one?

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  3. David Betts

    David Betts Well-Known Member

    I'll jump in at 61
     
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Wow, a beautiful example. Easy AU or better of some sort.
     
  5. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

  6. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    AU from me. Gorgeous coin.
     
  7. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    I am curious and want to ask the guys/gals that say AU... what do you see keeping it from MS?
     
  8. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    The luster looks a little thicker in the protected areas. I'm thinking nice AU.
     
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  9. techwriter

    techwriter Supporter! Supporter

    Probably Uncirculated (all the high points are clean) but am unable to see the front/top jewel of the crown; even the ribbon corners are sharp and clean. I suspect the nicks and tiny marks will down grade it; it is indeed a wonderful coin; well done indeed.
     
  10. Bill in Burl

    Bill in Burl Collector

    I see just the most minimal wear on the hair bun, the eyebrow and some of the higghest portions of the leaves and leaf tips. I'll say AU-58
     
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  11. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Real nice specimen im at Au.58/ ms-60
    No matter... the eye appeal sez it all. Nice and honest skin
     
  12. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    Not seeing AU. I'd guess 62 or 63. Nice coin. Wish it were mine!
     
  13. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    @ilmcoins

    Out of curiosity, do you plan on having it slabbed in the near future?
     
  14. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    I sent it off this AM... i personally think it will come back at 62 or 63... but that might just be me hoping!
     
  15. techwriter

    techwriter Supporter! Supporter

    Please do report back to us, with photos of course :)
     
  16. Seba79

    Seba79 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful coin! The crown has all its details
     
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & passionate numismatist Moderator

    Very nice. My wild guess would be 62.

    As such, a very desirable coin, as you are aware.
     
  18. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    I'd venture high AU (AU-58) and maybe low MS.

    The surface looks original and crusty enough. I'd get it certified just to be safe as you may have a multiple thousand dollar coin.
     
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