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Your Opinions Please : 1805 Draped Bust Quarter

EddiEddi Posts: 366 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have had this 1805 quarter for about 37 years. I remember I bought it in 1986 at a coin show which used to be held twice yearly at the huge US Army base in Heidelberg, Germany. Maybe some members here who may have been stationed in Germany remember it?

Anyway, to get to the point, I bought this early quarter due to the nice condition, even if the toning is not uniform across the surfaces.
I have had it exposed in an open tray on and off literally for decades, and it has not changed much in appearance. This is quite unusual.
I would like to hear your opinions. The surfaces do not show any hairlines or scratches.



  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Low end surfaces imo. Should straight grade, check out auction images of similar condition.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like an old cleaning...No major hairlines visible in the pictures. If you submit it, let us know the results. Cheers, RickO

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Burnished with a cloth to bring out the details. Still, it is a scarce type and collector demand will be strong.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,015 ✭✭✭✭✭

    at least theres some good meat on it, just saying

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree, looks like an old cleaning, but possible straight grade...

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