Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Wade Elliott, Sep 24, 2021.
1927 Peace Dollar
1834 capped bust half
1902 Barber Half[says proof, but has scratches]
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The top two look cleaned and the bottom one has the scratches! Good enough for a collection but no benefit to have graded at all!
1834 Bust half: it's a common date (though I don't know about the variety). Cleaned, but since that's par for the course on Bust halves, I don't know whether they'd consider it "market acceptable" or not. I don't think they would.
1902 Barber half: it is, as you pointed out, hairlined, which is also not unusual on proof Barber halves, and cleaned (likewise not unusual). If you want it in a holder to certify that it is indeed a proof, go ahead and send it in, but otherwise, I see no benefit here.
All three of these are decent coins, but just not the best candidates for third-party certification, is all. I'd enjoy them as-is, and not waste the time and money trying to slab them.
No.. Why would you want to do that anyway?
First to prove the barber is a proof.
The other 2 were just curiosity to me they looked cleaned and that's been confirmed so no questioning them now.
I don't think so.
Pity about the Barber. That's a lovely coin.
That was my immediate thought too.
After looking closely I strongly think the Barber half is fake.
Look at the lips closely side by side with a high grade authenticated one. No match. Same with the contours under the nose.
Look closely at the earlobes. Again, no match.
I can go on, both obv and rev, I just don't see any need to.
Oh, and the luster just looks sooo off as well.
From PCGS website:
The OP coin:
Check out the stars on the obv.
I'm always leery of such differences on early series that I am unfamiliar with. You don't know how many dies were used and whether there were more than one style for any given year. There are many different looks for die creation devices and a few mistakes (using a punch for a different series) on early Mint Dies.
But given that, caution should be exercised and expectations should be lowered until you've done your homework.
Kudos for seeking advice. You'll get all kinds. Sort through it and see what you get.
How can you tell me Peace dollar is cleaned?
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