Was researching Capped Bust Halves on Heritage when I stumbled on this atrocity.

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by C-B-D, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. C-B-D

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

    It sold for $1680. Oh my goodness... lf.jpeg lf (1).jpeg lf (2).jpeg
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  3. C-B-D

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

    And don't overlook these...
  4. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    I for one have no idea what you're trying to say with this post so I will watch until someone clarifies.
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  5. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I think he's referring to the huge scratches on the obverse and it still being straight-graded.
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  6. C-B-D

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

  7. C-B-D

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

    Staple scratch is the big thing. Tooling marks at the date and star 13 might even be worse though!
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  8. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Key Date Mercs are Life! 1916-D/1921-D/1921

    Uuuuuhhhh. This actually isn't the first time I've seen scratched coins in PCGS holders. But that scratch in left field is horrendous...... edited

    ETA: Somebody paid somebody off, somewhere along the way...... That's what I reckon. That doesn't look like just a mistake..... That is like the first thing you see...... I could be drunk off my butt and see that scratch. Wow. Even less faith in PCGS now.
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  9. C-B-D

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

    Coin was graded at 4:59 p.m. PST on a Friday. OR they let the customer service reps grade while they all went out to eat.
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  10. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

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  11. C-B-D

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

    That's strong money for this coin as well. Sold recently. I wonder if it will be sent back to PCGS for their guarantee?
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  12. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Key Date Mercs are Life! 1916-D/1921-D/1921

    You sure they went out to eat? Maybe a little seshy sesh in the grading room. Just sayin. :hilarious:
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  13. C-B-D

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

    My bad, everyone. Those are just more die cracks. Yeah.... :eggface:
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  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    On the right appears a die crack. But on the left that automatically details the coin.
    And it's been cleaned. I'll go $350.
  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Think he's saying 1680 is a tad to high. Like 1200 to high
  17. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    The horizontal line in the left obverse field is a massive scratch, not a die crack. The marks around the last star also appear to be scratches.
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  18. Prez2

    Prez2 Well-Known Member

    I guess scratches cost extra. Who knew?
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  19. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    +1 on the cleaning.
  20. NSP

    NSP Well-Known Member

    Holy smokes! The only way I could possibly justify it being straight graded is if it was a strike through... except it certainly doesn’t look like a strike through.

    If I bought a G4 sight unseen with a scratch of that magnitude I would be fairly upset. If I bought the OP coin sight unseen as an AU55 I would be very upset!
  21. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    This is not the first time I've seen such dreck in a Heritage auction. It seems every time I view my targeted lots in person before a FUN auction I am disappointed in 75% of them over stuff like this.

    What's different in this case is that the issues were captured in the photos. In my experience, the issues are usually concealed / minimized by taking the photos from favorable vantage points.
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