eBay Bust Half, Thoughts?

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  1. MikeinWyo

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  3. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Nice coin
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  4. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    You can get nicer raw examples for less money.

    I think the obverse has been wiped. The reverse looks original.
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  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    IMO it has original surfaces.
    Maybe(?) a cleaning so old and light that the coin has retoned naturally which is why it's been slabbed as original.

    The lighter toning on the higher area is characteristic of these coins.
    I collect Bust quarters (not halves) but I see that toning pattern quite often.
    I don't know but by itself that doesn't appear to bother the TPG's.
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  6. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    Not a bad coin at all. Good seller, too. If you can get it for under 200 I would say its a buyer.
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  7. physics-fan3.14

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

    It has a very old cleaning on the obverse, but it has retoned in an attractive manner. The reverse is quite attractive.

    If you like the coin, then buy it. It's not one that I would go crazy over or put a high bid on, but for the right price that is a solid coin.
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  8. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Typical for the era with some light cleaning.
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  9. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    I agree.. old cleaning on the obv, with retoning. An attractive coin, priced below Numismedia VF20 retail, but I am too lazy to do further research on APR's.
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  10. MikeinWyo

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  11. physics-fan3.14

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

    Mike, does it have to be one of those 2? I'm really not particularly wowed by either of them.

    What sort of budget are you looking at? You said pre-1820. Is there a preferred grade range that you want? Would you be open to alternative suggestions?
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  12. MikeinWyo

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    Well, I can probably go as high as $200, and would like a nice, pre 1820, problem free bust half in VF if possible.

    I am definitely open to suggestions. Would like to add a reasonably nice coin to my modest collection. Thank you in advance.
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  13. physics-fan3.14

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

    Hoooow, those are some tough criteria.

    But, I like each of these better than the ones you have posted:



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  14. BustHalfNut

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    It's okay, but you can do better. That's not a rare coin.
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  15. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

    Nice choices, physics-fan.

    Especially that 1811. Of course, examine carefully before bidding... at the very least, confirm the O.112.
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  16. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    At first the 1811 would be my choice, but I really like the 1819.
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  17. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    It is 112.

    Although I do like the 1811 I'm going to disagree with Physics-fan on the other two he posted...I actually prefer the OP's 1819 over them. Although a fine rather than a VF here is a (IMO) much nicer 19/18 than the one he posted.
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  18. physics-fan3.14

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

    That one is quite nice!

    I was limiting my suggestions to VF because that is what he said he wanted. I like the smooth even grey of the one I posted better than the other, which had obvious evidence of cleaning.
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  19. MikeinWyo

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    Well, I decided to go for the 1819 I originally posted. I liked the other 1819 posted but find the slight scratch on the obverse distracting.

    The other two had distracting marks on the obverse too. Are those die clashes on the 1811? Nonetheless, thank you for the suggestions.

    My new coin...


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  21. McBlzr

    McBlzr Sr Professional Collector

    edit, double post, by mistake:shame:
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