Opinions Wanted: 1873 S Seated Half Arrows

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by slamster17, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. physics-fan3.14

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

    In your new pics, I still don't see anything that would keep it out of a slab. There is a scrape left of Liberty, but its not severe enough to prevent grading.

    Based on the new pictures, I'll say this: if there are traces of luster showing in protected areas which don't show up in your pictures, I would say this has a good shot at 40.
     
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  3. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    You guys might have convinced me to attempt to send this in...
     
  4. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    Finally got grades back on this and the others I sent in in Sept. This came back VF 35! Will post pics entombed when I get them back in hand. Can't complain. Also looks like mine is only 1 of 2 of these graded at VF35 which I think is kind of cool. 40 would have been quite nice though.
     
  5. David Setree Rare Coins

    David Setree Rare Coins Well-Known Member

    I know my first impressions are usual correct and the afterthoughts less so.
     
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  6. Daniel Jones

    Daniel Jones Well-Known Member

    Well, I along with a few others was able to accurately recognize the grade which is nice to know some of us can, at least, grade some coins accurately. Ha, ha!
     
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  7. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Xf 40. Nice original skin from the secon set of pics. Current greysheet at xf is 325. I'd be tempted to soak it in acetone for a couple hours before you send it. I think that black crud would come off
     
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  8. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    I just looked at the NGC pics and was wondering the same thing about the black crud you speak of...maybe if I ever decide to try again with it...this one is probably going in my type set never to come out again...
     
  9. johnrpva

    johnrpva Active Member

    I think it is VF35 but likely would get a certified market grade of 40..the gap between vf20 and xf40 is well worth paying the approximate $50 in grading fees to lock in at least vf35...nice coin
     
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  10. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    Very attractive. Cleaned or not does not seem like a problem. Too much wear to warrant an extra fine. VF 35 is about right.
     
  11. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    Um, he already had it graded....

    Congratulations! You are now approximately $500 in street value richer. :)
     
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  12. swamp yankee

    swamp yankee Well-Known Member

    Congrats on one great coin! looks to be a solid 40 at the least.Get it slabbed to keep it from getting damaged and help at sales time(when you get a "better"one....
     
  13. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    If you have an Android phone download the PCGS Photograde app and compare to their photos. It may also be available on other platforms, I don't know.
     
  14. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht / Longacre Enthusiast

    The photograde app, as well as the price guide, are on iOs too. I have both on my ipod.
     
  15. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    I love the photograde app...here it is in its new home! Pics are from NGC. Can't wait to get it back...
     

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  16. Allan Dinegar

    Allan Dinegar Dreamedreamer

    This is an 1893-CC that came from China. It weighs 25 grams, and feels real! Not to mention that its a pretty good looking fake! Scary stuff!
     

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  17. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Too bad the 73 S half had arrows.
     
  18. Allan Dinegar

    Allan Dinegar Dreamedreamer

    Their photos are much better. Your photos didn't do it justice. I thought it would have drawn an EF-40! Still very nice! Enjoy
     
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