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Please Grade this 1878 CC Seated Half Dollar

EddiEddi Posts: 433 ✭✭✭✭✭

This coin is already graded (straight). However, I would like to hear your opinions as to what you think the grade should be.
I will reveal the current grade later on.

Thank you!

Attached: my pictures as well as original sellers pictures.

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  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,998 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XF40

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,359 ✭✭✭✭✭

    EF-40, but since it’s a CC coin, it probably gets a bump to EF-45 on the holder.

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  • JBNJBN Posts: 1,784 ✭✭✭✭✭

    45

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm in the 45 camp. Nice and original looking.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,490 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wholesome looking example! EF40, with possibly the CC / originality bump to 45


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  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm in the 40 camp. I think it has enough meat for a 45 but the overall coin is just not smooth enough IMHO.

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1. Only because you want everyone's opinion which I believe means you think it was undegraded.
  • mightyhuntermightyhunter Posts: 474 ✭✭✭

    XF 40 downgraded from 45 for the reverse gouge.

  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,722 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • slider23slider23 Posts: 631 ✭✭✭✭

    AU50

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XF40... Though 45 will not surprise me. Cheers, RickO

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,468 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mightyhunter said:
    XF 40 downgraded from 45 for the reverse gouge.

    This,

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  • MrBlusterMrBluster Posts: 320 ✭✭✭

    I’ll go with au50

  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 765 ✭✭✭✭✭

    45 because NGC graded it…looks like a PCGS 40

  • LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I say 45, sweet half dollar, I like the look of it.

  • RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XF40. A nice and rare coin.

    An authorized PCGS dealer, and a contributor to the Red Book.

  • numismanumisma Posts: 3,877 ✭✭✭✭

    XF45. Nice looking coin.

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not very smooth surfaces but maybe that was a mint-based. Technically EF45 imo.

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RichieURich said:
    XF40. A nice and rare coin.

    One of the dates in the series that convinced me to stop collecting them….

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  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,979 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm with the xf40 crowd, 45 technically but net graded to 40 for the reverse scratch.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,822 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF 35

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  • kazkaz Posts: 9,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    40?

  • DennisHDennisH Posts: 13,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mightyhunter said:
    XF 40 downgraded from 45 for the reverse gouge.

    This... if it wasn't given a Genuine verdict because of it.

    When in doubt, don't.
  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,473 ✭✭✭✭✭

    45

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  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,163 ✭✭✭✭✭

    40.

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  • relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm in the 40 camp.

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  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,335 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would rather own a coin such as this with the reverse distraction- lets call that for what it is- instead of some enhanced POS that has been stripped. I like the first image much more than the second. While I may have no problem with this in the 40-45 range, I can hear the whining as to the reverse gouge. Nice coin for the date regardless of the net outcome of opinions.

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  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,871 ✭✭✭✭✭

    EF40. Nice coin!

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,152 ✭✭✭✭✭

    40

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @RichieURich said:
    XF40. A nice and rare coin.

    One of the dates in the series that convinced me to stop collecting them….

    A bargain compared to the S

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Crypto said:

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @RichieURich said:
    XF40. A nice and rare coin.

    One of the dates in the series that convinced me to stop collecting them….

    A bargain compared to the S

    That one too, along with quite a few others! It is a formidable series, after you get past the first 40 or so “easy” ones.

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  • EddiEddi Posts: 433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many thanks for all of your opinions.

    This coin was graded XF45 by NGC.
    I have no opinion on whether it was over or undergraded - what I wanted was your expert opinions, which I got.

    As for the small scratch or gouge - it is much less prominent when you hold the slab in-hand.

    I bought this coin at an European auction some years ago where i was able to buy it, along with an 1871 CC, for a very reasonable price. I am very happy with this purchase.

    Once again, many thanks for your comments.

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