1872 Half Dime

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Pickin and Grinin, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Just wanted a collected opinion on this coin.
    ought it yesterday. My first Half Dime I bought it for the clashed dies.
    Also thought it had an attractive look. The clash really jumps out in hand.
    Grade - opinion?
    Thanks
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  3. steve.e

    steve.e Cherry picker

    Looks xf-40 to me. Nice coin!!!!
     
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  4. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I’m not a big fan of the toning on that coin but I don’t know if that photo accurately represents the look of the coin.

    As for grade, you know that circulated 19th century coins are not my forte but I think it would grade VF25.
     
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  5. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    The toning turns me off but there are LOTS of people who will go for it.
    Might even make low AU.
     
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  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am gonna reshoot the coin, while trying to photo some proof coins I was able to find a way to get better color. You have been hollering at me to fix my white balance, and changing the WB shift was deleted every time I clicked remote shooting. I found a way, that should have been relatively easy.
     
  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Gonna have to give me a few have to step out for a bit.
     
  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    What a change that made the coin goes from a very dark tone. It has a very thick skin on it. And probably an old cleaning.
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    With a little light rotation.
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    To a strait on bright blue on the perimeter.
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  9. coloradobryan

    coloradobryan Well-Known Member

    The 1872 is known for strike weekness, so after looking at the rims, im going to go out on a limb here and say it is possible this coin is AU, or XF. Cant be certain without better pics though.
     
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  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Pics updated on post #7
     
  11. coloradobryan

    coloradobryan Well-Known Member

    I see wear now.. Still not a bad coin.
     
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  12. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    I don't see enough luster in your pics for AU, and the wear appears to be EF level. I'm going to call this one EF.
     
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  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I was at an Xf. I thought there was enough wear on the head, lower area of the shield and LI of liberty. The upper area of the wreath is what I was having trouble with.
     
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  14. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    I agree Xf. 40 a very Nice h-10 ,and variety ,MPD-001 Valentine 7 broken top of D in united
    Nice find. Warning these can become habit forming!
     
  15. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Uncirculated is out of my budget, And it is really hard to find any AU and below with decent eye appeal.
     
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  16. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    You could of asked me....:D you know I am a half dime collector .
     
  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    My problem is I don't go after certain coins when looking. I look through all denominations for the coins that scream buy me. Either for the good price, great eye appeal, or a variety that jumps out.:happy:
     
  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Maybe it's just me but it looks like it has some kind of coating on the surfaces.
     
  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Maybe it's just me but it looks like it has some kind of coating on the surfaces.
     
  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Maybe it's just me but it looks like it has some kind of coating on the surfaces.
     
  21. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Maybe it's just me but it looks like it has some kind of coating on the surfaces.
     
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