GTG challenge #1

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by micbraun, Aug 2, 2019.

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GTG 1830 Bust half dollar

Poll closed Aug 9, 2019.
  1. VF-35

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. XF-DETAILS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. XF-40

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  4. XF-45

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  5. AU-DETAILS

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  6. AU-50

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  7. AU-53

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  8. AU-55

    9 vote(s)
    23.1%
  9. AU-58

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    First, here's an 1830 Bust half, graded by PCGS.

    1830_Bust_half_PCGS.jpg

    GTG in the poll and post your opinion along with the Overton variety.
    If you have no clue about varieties, please don't ;-)
    If you select a details grade, please specify why you think it's a problem coin.

    I'll let the poll open for 7 days.. have fun!
     
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    Last edited: Aug 2, 2019
  4. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    Nice and crusty looking. I guessed AU-50. No opinion on variety as yet, as my Overton book is at home and I am not. :)
     
  5. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Can you please vote using the poll? And thanks, Paul, for your comments!
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2019
  6. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    I did! :)
     
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  7. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    AU53. Love it.
     
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  8. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Textbook XF-45.

    O-101 variety
     
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  9. CircCam

    CircCam Douglas Fir...

    I’ll guess AU50. Just got O-101 as well.
     
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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

  11. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    AU53 from me
     
  12. Morgandude11

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

    XF45. Nice coin.
     
  13. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser Just plain busted

    I voted AU-53...the "Small 0" variety.
    Since others have let the cat out of the bag I will say Overton 101.
     
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  14. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I went with AU 55

    Looks very nice ...maybe an eye appeal bump from 53, but I wouldn't mind it in this case.
     
  15. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Can’t vote, I know the answer. But nice coin ;)
     
  16. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    I know the answer, too.
    But one thing is for sure.....the toning is a bummer...
     
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  17. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    My guess is AU50 and I think see some luster peeking through. Nice coin!
     
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  18. physics-fan3.14

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

    Why do you say that? I think it is quite attractive.

    I voted AU-53. That luster is gorgeous.
     
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  19. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I meant superb....my mistake....:confused:
     
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  20. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Results:

    5 of you voted XF45 - too low
    6 of you voted AU50 - correct as per PCGS
    9 of you voted AU53 - too high, but I’d agree
    6 of you voted AU55 - too high, but it shows that it’s very good for the grade assigned

    And yes, it’s the O-101 variety, which is not really hard to find out.

    I may cross it over to NGC soon :)
     
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  21. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    Missed it by a hair. I guessed AU53.
     
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