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Found a Trade Dollar...

spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

I like it... I need to figure out how to capture the mirror like surfaces. I still haven't figured that one out yet!

A couple in-hand pics next post...


  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 4, 2022 6:57PM
  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weight please..

  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2windy2fish said:
    Weight please..

    My food scale isn't perfect but looks to be around 27 grams

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 507 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin. #3 reverse pic makes it look wiped, probably will grade straight AU with a TPG. AU cleaned my eyes. Attractive color.

    "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23. Young fellow suffering from Bust Half fever.

  • WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hey, I like that one :)
    I dont think it's quite original but it's not too far off, it's super hard to find nice original trade dollars though...

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice Trade Dollar... no chop mark.... Cheers, RickO

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm NOT an expert but I have a little experience with T$s.

    I have two concerns but as always could be the photos. I see a couple of spots that look like cleaning. Also, it's unusual to see that toning pattern and color on a trade dollar. Could just be album toning that I'm not familiar with but also possibility of AT.

    That being said, surfaces look good and it's an attractive coin.

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 1,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hmmmm.....Honest opinion here. It's been cleaned. It's raw, which raises a little suspicion. For a mint state trade dollar, the color is not right. It might just be that it retoned naturally after the cleaning, and it was wrapped in some material or perhaps an album, and it took on the color. OR, it's been a bit more scientifically altered by one of the coin doctors out there.

  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It probably has been cleaned at some point in the past as most coins of this vintage are. But to my eyes I don't see anything obvious like I've seen on other coins. But I've been wrong before 😅

    As far as the toning I don't know. The front looks natural and smooth, but then some areas on the back do have a little splotchiness. I've had other coins (not trades) straight grade with much wilder color... Granted past results don't guarantee future results lol 😬

    Thanks for the feedback! I will keep working on my photography skills. I wish I could capture the mirror like surfaces better with my good setup and not just my phone 🤔

  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WilliamF said:
    Hey, I like that one :)
    I dont think it's quite original but it's not too far off, it's super hard to find nice original trade dollars though...

    I've noticed. I looked long and hard to find this one! Thanks!

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