GTG: 1805 Draped Bust Dime

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dougmeister, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Not mine.

    JR-2 4 Berries variety if the label is correct.

    I know she's in rough shape, but might be what I can afford on my meager budget. Seems to be in better shape (or currently a more reasonable price) than most of what I can find for sale on any coin dealer website.


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  3. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Edit: after a look at photograde I think I'm too high. Live and learn. The reveal will be interesting.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2019
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  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

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  5. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    VG Detailed Damaged
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  6. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I would give it a net grade of Good. Some design aspects have VG sharpness, but minor defects lower the grade.

    Having said that it would be a great addition to a Good or better type set.
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  7. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

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    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

  9. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    G4 ....maybe a details grade (looks like scratches and some damage on the reverse)
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  10. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    G-4 don’t like that cut mark on the reverse I like the original surfaces though
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  11. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

  12. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    I believe early US coins in lower grades with minor issues will be net graded. My min grade for any US coin is VF35 (yes, I am a coin snob) so I don’t even dare to guess :)
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  13. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    These are tightly graded. The dimes often show really nice hair detail like this even in AG03. This one may have gotten a bump to G04, however. But I'll go with AG03 CAC worthy.
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  14. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    @C-B-D nailed it.

    I have a lot to learn about this series... going by the ANA grading standards, I really thought I saw enough detail to be G-4 (as many of you did).

    I still think that she still looks nicer than most similarly-graded coins that I'm seeing out there right now, though.

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  15. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

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  16. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Looks like a candidate for re-grade/re-consideration
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  17. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Yes, thank you for that. Hard to believe that coin is only About Good!!! But again, I had little or no idea about the grading process of these things. I should just sit back, watch and learn! :banghead:
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  18. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    I would call the obverse Good but the reverse only AG. Have to call it AG.
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  19. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Most of the early coins that the TPGs have graded at the low numbers are atrocious. I think that AG-3 is bit low for this dime. These coins were struck without a protective rim to shield the tops of the letters on the reverse from wear. Some weakness in those areas is to be expected on a well-worn example.
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