Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Matt from Indiana, Jun 22, 2022.
I’ll post the full slab front tomorrow morning.
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even more scuffed up. In hand, my coin looks very similar to your photo in detail, except mine doesn't have what look like multiple contact marks on the face and left field (I don't think those are on the slab), which, depending on their origin, may not reduce the grade but they do reduce the eye appeal somewhat. It's still a very nice 1835 half cent overall, regardless.
Based on the photo, and comparison with the one I have, I'm having trouble deciding between XF45 and AU50, but I have a feeling it's graded AU50 or higher.
I am on an iPad, and the images are dark, but from what can see, it’s at least an AU-58. It might well be an MS-62 or 63. I”ll get back to you later.
The marks on the cheek could be there on a low end graded Mint State piece, like an MS-61. Now that I can see it better, it's somewhere between AU-55 and MS-62.
Here's one that is in an MS-63, Brown NGC holder. It should be MS-64 in my opinion, but that's a "so what?" since NGC stops backing copper coins after a coin has been in their holders for 10 years. The lines you see on the reverse on one the slab, not the coin.
Voiding the certification is very unfair for Brown copper, but I don't run the company. I can agree with the policy for Red and R&B because time and storage conditions can change the delicate color.
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