Low Ball 1873-CC Trade Dollar or 1873 Philly??

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Is this a 1873-CC Trade Dollar

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    3 vote(s)
  1. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    Not my coin, owner believes it to be a 1873-CC Trade Dollar. I will admit I didn't have time to loupe this coin when I photographed it. Upon looking at the placement of the mint mark from NGC's website, I'm going to say...
    1873-CC Trade NGC.jpg

    Maybe? The red line is where I believe the MM location should be. Below the upper red line is where I believe I see a pillar for the second C....
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  3. C-B-D

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

    I see the right hand "C" beneath the "S" of GRAINS.
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  4. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    9291EF9D-AB88-4A08-9699-08132ED1834B.jpeg I think it’s got a good chance. I see the c. Here’s mine mine has a different mm than your coin. Different dies
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  5. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I’d send it to pcgs and see what they say
  6. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    Off at NGC currently
  7. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    That works too
  8. Morgandude11

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

    No way to tell, as I see it. Now, it could be, but in those photos, it is very uncertain.
  9. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

  10. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Perhaps it’s better in-hand or some other attribute was used?

  11. C-B-D

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

    They can always change it before it is finalized. But that's a good sign.
  12. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    "BooksB4Coins, posted: "Perhaps it’s better in-hand or some other attribute was used?"

    They could count the edge reeds.
  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Would they actually go to those lengths to confirm it?
  14. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I think there could have been enough to determine. I thought I saw the mm in pics and in hand is better
  15. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    I cannot speak for "them" but that's the job and that's the way it worked at the TPGS's I worked at. Whatever it takes. That included trips from DC to NYC on a few occasions!

    I count the edge reeding on at least a dozen coins a month - either to confirm authenticity or for my diagnostic records. Been doing it since 1972. Started as an idea I had to authenticate one type of heavily counterfeited gold. Unfortunately, I discovered that all of the dates/mints had the same reed count! :(
    Happily, this is not true for other coin types.
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  16. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    I would be disappointed if they were not willing to go those lengths.
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