GTG - 1892 Columbian Half

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  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I'll say a 63, nicer than the ones I have.
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  3. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    Especially reading some of the posts here then looking at my image then looking at the coin....yep lots of room for improvement! lol

    Namely that mark on the cheek, you can barely see anything there in hand just a tiny mark at certain angles and my image makes it look like an eyesore. The obverse is also semi proof like and I made it look dull with no luster instead. I tried and failed imaging other proof like coins today and need a lot of work there.
  4. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    My other 1893 columbian has similar sails and before I bought that I searched through like 20 MS images and all but like 1-2 had weak sails so I just assumed that was super common with these?
  5. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    Well, I thought MS, but when you said 58 I thought some rub appeared. I know you collect these.
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  6. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Nice AU58 (...little wear on that boat)
  7. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I'd have to see it in hand.........send it to me. devil.gif
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  8. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I was actually thinking semi-pl at your image did partially capture it.
  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Right. And don't bother to send a return envelope. :)
  10. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Send it to me and it's mine.........[wrings hands] :)
  11. Coinlover67

    Coinlover67 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a 65.
  12. SilverMike

    SilverMike Well-Known Member

  13. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

  14. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    A lot of you nailed it.

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  15. ddoomm1

    ddoomm1 keep on running

    65 CAC (!?) While that is a nice coin, I am surprised at the grade and CAC to boot!
  16. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Wow! That slab shot really improves the look of the coin. It just goes to show you how lighting can really make or break a coin. This GTG will be a great learning experience on your coin photography journey. :)
  17. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    I am not at all surprised. I would have thought that a star would have been appropriate. To me, it is a high in grade 65. I have posted my Columbian 64 NGC star before here, and this coin is more attractive.
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  18. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Agreed the strike is superb and it makes this coin pop.
  19. JAY-AR

    JAY-AR Well-Known Member

    What a gorgeous coin!:smuggrin:
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  20. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    58...looks like slight ware...low luster...Nice coin
  21. Black Friar

    Black Friar Supporter! Supporter

    I too love this issue. I purchased my first commem at Hudson's Department store in Detroit in around 1963 because I had never seen a commem before. Twas a really beautiful au with great color and cost me .75 cents. That purchase opened my eyes to the fact that there are many numismatic items to collect. While I stopped collecting US as my primary focus, I still can't resist a beautiful modern coin whether it's US, or world. My main focus is Byzantine, Arab/Byzantine, and British trade tokens in that order. Nice coin, have fun with photography and keep trying different techniques.
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