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1839 Seated Half Dollar

I recently bought this half dollar raw. I believe it would grade VF25 to VF30. Any thoughts on the grade of this coin?


  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,509 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with your assessment.
    (It almost looked tooled, at first- the skirt lines looked engraved...)


  • LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it falls within the vf25-is area, looks like WB-7.

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Vf 30 and I like it.
    Love this date, I’ll post mine sometime.

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  • CoinJunkieCoinJunkie Posts: 8,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the look of it. VF25 would be my grade from the photos.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like net grade VF25

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  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If only that obverse had a bust of Liberty wearing a cap. Easy $60k coin.

    Nice pick up.

  • kazkaz Posts: 9,011 ✭✭✭✭✭

    agree... mid vf and a great look!

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks nice and gradable but should be knocked down to VF25 because of nicks.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    25 seems about right. I like it.

  • JBNJBN Posts: 1,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice eye appeal. Your grade range is accurate IMHO. Congratulations.

  • rheddenrhedden Posts: 6,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF25 with surfaces original enough to be a CAC candidate at that grade, with or without the nicks. Nice raw purchase.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with your grade assessment. Nice old circulated coin. Cheers, RickO

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,531 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's my favorite look. Very original.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appears to have original surfaces... vf25/30 looks to be about right.

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