GTG challenge #1

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


GTG 1830 Bust half dollar

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

    0 vote(s)

    0 vote(s)
  3. XF-40

    2 vote(s)
  4. XF-45

    8 vote(s)

    1 vote(s)
  6. AU-50

    6 vote(s)
  7. AU-53

    10 vote(s)
  8. AU-55

    9 vote(s)
  9. AU-58

    3 vote(s)
  1. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    Woohoo! I'm 2/3 so far, and missed the Merc by +1 FSB.
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  3. physics-fan3.14

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

    I'll admit, I was a little torn on this one. I ultimately went 53 based on the quality of the luster, but the wear is 50. Honestly, I think 50 is a fair grade for this coin.
  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Late to the dance, as usual. I'd have gone with XF-45.
  5. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    I’ve seen as much or more luster on XF-45’s
  6. Morgandude11

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

    To me, it lacked some of the devices definition of an AU coin. I thought the obverse was a little bit “soft” on details, hence the XF 45 guess. Nice coin, though. Love the toning, and eye appeal in general.
  7. John Johnson

    John Johnson Active Member

    I thought AU details. I was thinking it had been cleaned because the toning is only around the stars. I can see AU 50 if it hasn't been cleaned, though.
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  8. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Good explanation. I know what you mean, but I still think the surfaces are pretty much original and the coin has enough luster to make AU50/53.
  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Damn that's one beautiful coin!!! Far as I'm concerned, that's all I need to know. Where did you get that?
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  10. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    I went 55, figuring some of that high-point flatness was likely due to strike. I've seen holdered 58s with more wear than this one has. I'd buy that as a 50 all day long.
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