Two 1840-O Dimes

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Eduard, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Would you guys say these two are in about the same grade?

    (one is mine, you can guess which. The reverse looks a little spotty on the pic, it is not).


    1840 O dime NGC EF40 Ebay 2019 OBV.jpg 1840 O Dime Ebay 2019 NGC EF40 - REV.jpg 1840 O dime example 1 OBV1 N - good pic .jpg 1840 O dime example 1 REV1 N - good pic.jpg
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  3. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Yes, but I would place a higher value on the second than the first.
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Ditto. I see the first coin as a tiny bit higher grade technically, say 40-45-ish, while the second I'd call more 35-40-ish, but I like the eye appeal of the second coin a bit more.

    They both look XF-ish to me. The first solidly so, and maybe on the higher end of it, while the second is on the lower end of it, but just in terms of technical detail.

    They're both nice, of course.
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  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    I see the first one as a slightly higher grade.
    Something like VF-35 vs. VF-30 or XF-40+ vs. XF-40.
    (Yeh, I know. There's no such thing as a "+" grade for XF. But I suspect someone may prove me wrong.)
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  6. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    The first one is yours.
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  7. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I like the second coin.
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  8. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Yeah Eduard really looooves slabs! He doesn’t care about the coins ;-)
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
  9. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    I’d grade the first dime XF40 and the second VF30/35. Just wondering if yours is a scarce variety? Why did Mike say the second may have a higher value? Please let us in in your secret :)
  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Sharpness grade of the first one is a little higher on the first one, but I'd rather have the second one, better eye appeal to me.
  11. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    Looks XF40 to me; I lean towards #2 as Eduard's coin .
  12. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    The obverse of both look the same but the reverse of the first is better than the second. VF 35 on both. I'd say the bottom one belongs to Eduard because he mentions the reverse looks a little spotty but it's not. He would know if he had the coin. The bottom has better eye appeal.
  13. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Thanks, everybody for your opinions. The first coin is graded EF40.
    The second one is my example and only carries the 'Eduard Seal of Raw Coin Approval'.

    I think I would agree the slabbed coin has a bit better details than mine.
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