GTG 1838 large cent

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by H8_modern, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Probably a combo of the pictures, the original post (with the comments of the OP being surprised) and other coins of this series in the AU 55 grade. Based on the image, I wouldn't be surprised by any of the AU grades (maybe outside of AU 58).

    Do these eBay examples at AU 55 look significantly different?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1837-N-13-...615119?hash=item3ab64d304f:g:FywAAOSwT5tWQ5~C

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1838-Coron...329399?hash=item262dcf7af7:g:OQ0AAOSwIHpd6r~0
     
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  3. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    They don’t look much better with respect to luster but the reverse of the coin in question looks completely flat. I don’t collect early copper so I don’t know how the different TPGs treat wear & luster for AU coins. Based on the guesses, they must be pretty lenient.
     
  4. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I'm not big on early copper either, but I do know it can be quite different from other coins. Earlier this year I won an auction for a half cent in a PCGS MS 64 holder with CAC. In hand the coin was also fairly flat. It was a true UNC, but the luster was nothing like I'd learn to expect on silver coins or more modern copper. I ended up selling that coin at a show for a slight loss and have been more careful with early copper since.
     
  5. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I’d have graded it 55 myself
     
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