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1882 half eagle, gold. Thinking about this one. Thoughts, grades.

Riley1955Riley1955 Posts: 136 ✭✭✭
edited February 14, 2023 4:28PM in U.S. Coin Forum


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    cccoinscccoins Posts: 287 ✭✭✭✭

    XF45

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    Riley1955Riley1955 Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    @cccoins said:
    XF45

    Had wrong pic up when you replied. Please look again.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,052 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pass on that one.

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    pcgscacgoldpcgscacgold Posts: 2,637 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would pass and find a nicer AU or low MS coin. This one appears to have issues.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Common and scratched up. That one would be more of a bullion play for me.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Indeed looks ex-jewelry

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    Riley1955Riley1955 Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for your input.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Riley1955... That would be a pass for me... You would likely be very disappointed when getting the coin 'in hand'. Cheers, RickO

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    Riley1955Riley1955 Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    These coins are among the most common of all the surviving "old" U.S. gold pieces. Finding a more pleasing one will not be difficult.

    I would look for a certified piece. It probably won't cost you that much more and you will know that it is genuine and very likely problem free.

    Here is an 1886-S. It might surprise you to learn that it is a common date. Given that the high price of gold bullion puts a floor under these pieces, the coins that are less than Mint State don't cost that much less. An MS-62 or 63 might be a "sweet spot" for a budget conscious collector. This one is a high end MS-64.

    That's a sweet looking piece.

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    darktonedarktone Posts: 8,437 ✭✭✭

    Nice coin Bill, one of the rare ones that has clearer fields on the obverse that the reverse.

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    skier07skier07 Posts: 3,687 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like others have said pass. It looks like it was polished. With gold down over the last few weeks you can probably find a nice lower grade uncirculated one in a slab for a few dollars more than the one in the OP online.

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