Isabella Quarter Input

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Mark Metzger, May 11, 2021.

  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Hey there folks,
    I am close to purchasing a collection which contains this beautiful Isabella quarter. Thea photos aren’t great but I’d love to hear input on grade. I’ll post more photos if/when it becomes mine. Thanks!
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I like it very nice.
  4. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Looks like it's pretty much all there, though I think the photos hint at a bit of a wipe at some point. These are neat coins.
  5. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Here's mine for comparison :
    1893 Isabella 25C- OBV.jpg 1893 Isabella 25C -REV.jpg
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  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'm at AU something. Probably cleaned at some point. Nice coin.
  8. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Get it slabbed PCGS or NGC. Nice coin.:cool:
  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I agree . Very Nice coin and Mines an AU Details- Cleaned by PCGS
  10. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I would call it 53-ish and it's been dipped which is why it's so blast wipe despite wear. It looks like it has luster and I can't see luster breaks on the wear points but that could just be the photos.

    But it's either got wear or it's a weak strike because the devices are simply not as strong as they should be. You can compare to my NGC-slabbed MS-64 below.

    Of course, the issues I've outlined above could be because it's counterfeit but I cannot say it is or is not.

    Probably worth sending it in to resolve all these unknowns.

  11. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Impossible to really judge a photo with the coin in plastic, but to me, it looks AU Details - Cleaned. I see wear, so it falls out of the MS range. I'd be able to give a better 'guess' with a better pic.

    Still worth about $200-$250

    Here's are my 53, 58 (Deatils), and a 63 as a guide:

    Isabella AU53 (Custom).jpg Isabella AU58D (Custom).jpg Isabella 63 (Custom).jpg
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  12. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    I’ll post more photos this evening. The seller and I agreed on a price and I am picking it up today. It was part of a larger collection but I had it ‘line-itemed’ at $160 in my offer so I feel I did well. I priced it as a details coin but am hopeful that under more careful inspection it will prove to be unaltered.
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  13. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Fresh photos now that I have it in hand.
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  14. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    My opinion of the OP coin is that it is an AU piece that has been lightly cleaned. I don't know that it would get a straight grade.

    Here is the piece in my set which is graded MS-64.

    IsabellaO.JPG IsalbellaR.JPG
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  15. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    How is the luster? Can't really tell if it's there in the photos. I'm thinking anywhere from 58 to 62

    EDIT: Yes, I agree it's been cleaned from what I can see. It may get a pass though.
    Last edited: May 13, 2021
  16. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    It is very lustrous in person.
  17. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Better photos have allayed my concerns about authenticity. Looks nice!
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