To Grade Or Not To Grade My First Cape Bust Half

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by bear32211, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    I recently came across this 1830 Capped Bust Half, with what I believe is large "O" because the small '0' is more circular the large elongated, this looks elongated to me. 1830 OB ST.jpg 1830 RE ST.jpg and really enjoy the look and nice looks on the obverse and reverse. Being new to this area of the Capped Bust and I did some investigating before the purchase. I feel the coin is worth getting slabbed and I'll go out and a limb here and give it a XF-45.
    My friends who are the pros in this area, give me your thoughts and what would your grade be and if it should go in. Thanks, can't wait to hear.
     
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Nice coin really like the engravings around the eagle but because of that it wouldn't straight grade just keep it raw and enjoy it.
     
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  4. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    Here is the obv and rev in natural light could this help ? potty dollar 1878 1830 ob na.jpg 1830 re na.jpg
     
  5. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    It is actually a "small 0"...the Overton 103. With the engraving on the reverse there is no way this coin would get a straight grade from any legitimate TPC. Save your money and enjoy the coin for what it is.

    By the way, these are CAPPED bust halves, not CAPE.
     
  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    That looks a lot better the appearance in the original pics were quite different.
     
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  7. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    It was the look that got me .
     
  8. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    Corrected thank you.
     
  9. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    Also with the 'O', when I look at this the small 'O' since perfectly round this one seems more oval. yes ?
     
  10. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    The look is fine. I like the coin--but leave it raw.
     
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  11. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    It is a nice "Capped" bust to start a collection with. I look forward to more.
     
  12. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    I had it under a light at my computer.
     
  13. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    As far as the large or small Os are concerned there really isn't that much difference in hand.

    Small O (O-112)
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    Large O (O-122)

    upload_2021-9-22_11-44-9.png

    It takes some study and experience. Stick with it; you'll get there.
     
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  14. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    I compared the two pictures you posted, thank you, the other difference is the distance between the lower hair curl and top of the 'O' which I see in the comparison pictures you posted. I can't compare what I have here to anything else so that helps tremendously. Thumbs up.
     
  15. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Nice, I like it.

    :)
     
  16. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Someone did a real nice job of engraving a real nice coin, but otherwise permanently ruined any potential for grading and associated $ value comparable to what it could have been. You should holder it in something to protect it...put it in a nice 2x2 snap-tite or other similar holder (no cardboard or staples). Hard to buy just one but if you're getting into halves buy some from your LCS or direct from Whitman, or their round ring-tites. Beautiful coin...such nice rims/dentils.
     
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  17. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Please don't submit, for your own sake. It would just come back details. Some people like this stuff though, and because the reverse wasn't grounded flat I'm sure you can get a good amount of money for it if you decide to sell. It will keep quite a bit of its value, I'd think.

    Heres my details bust half. Wasn't too distracting so I didn't mind.
    X marks the spot I guess. IMG_9182.jpeg IMG_9184.jpeg IMG_9183.jpeg IMG_9164.jpeg
     
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  18. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    "E D 1885"
     
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  19. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    Graffitti ? was that a T at the neck ? Yep my bad.
     
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  20. bear32211

    bear32211 Always Learning

    I got it for a good price, don't know if I'm supposed to say. I'll keep it even with the date on the reverse.
     
  21. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    I would send it in. It is very attractive. It is not about the money, to me. There is a story, there, and it may one day be discovered.
     
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