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Bust Half Grade and O-Variety Help

I purchased this before I settled on what I want to collect. I liked it because I though it looked original and I still do.
I am preparing to sell it. It looks just as nice in the hand as it does in the image.
I have a tough time grading these. I know it's mostly in the hair on the obverse and the edge of the wings on the reverse.
I still don't know for sure. I am thinking AU but I would like some opinions.
I would also like to know if someone can help me determine which overtone variety it is.
I am preparing to sell this piece and I want to be as accurate and honest as I can be.


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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's an EF/AU in grade, can't quite tell on the strength of the remaining luster. EF45 shot AU50 is my best guess. Could go 53 on a good day if the luster is strong enough.

    Not sure it's truly original, but that's a long debate for another day.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe @pursuitofliberty has given you excellent information. I was also in the 45/50 and perhaps a bit more if there is good luster camp, though I had not yet looked up the Overton number. Additionally, the coin might be original, but may very well have instead some sort of long-term secondary toning. Regardless, as long as the cut in the obverse field from stars one through three is not deep, it would qualify as a problem-free coin.

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Shoot me a PM if you decide to sell.

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a clean/dip and retone. XF-40. Not bad appeal, although I do not see it as original.

    If it has good luster in hand then it could be AU. I do not see any luster though.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jacrispies said:
    Looks like a clean/dip and retone. XF-40. Not bad appeal, although I do not see it as original.

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    This is the thought I had. When I have submitted some CBH groups, I send some I think are borderline MA. This because they sometimes straight grade (I am not that good). This would be one of those borderline MA to me from this single photo provided but could be different in hand (either way). So far when they did not pass they were Details cleaned and none as QC.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XF45 details, scratched. The scratch is in a high visibility area on the obverse field. It would have to be seen in-hand to determine if it is original.

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    Thank you for your opinions.
    I have taken another image. The images I put up were from the seller.
    These are my own. I took them so they would show them head on without reflection.
    This is what the coin looks like without reflection.

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    MrBlusterMrBluster Posts: 320 ✭✭✭

    Looks au

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would say AU 50-53.... Cheers, RickO

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