1829 half dime - Now this is eye opening!!! A horse of a different color.
Not too long ago, I saw a topic about former member Dimeman was selling off a part of his collection on Great Collections, which were mostly half dimes and bust/seated dimes. I don't dabble too much in those series, but one of the coins caught my eye due to the greenish gold color and the nice look it had. I got it for a decent price and really loved it when I got it in hand. The photos I took of it are below.
Then I realized I needed to add this coin to my online inventory, so did that with my phone. When the TrueView popped up, I nearly fell down! It looked far different than what I had in hand for sure, In the PCGS photo below you can see what looks like a tiny X above the eagle's right wing. Though it's hard to see in my photo, that X is there so it's the same coin. Taking it thru an older slab made it a bit difficult too. Now I'm wondering how that blue could have turned into something way different? I have quite a few coins with that type of blue toning and it's stayed stable all this time without changing color. Maybe previous storage, maybe something else. Either way, I still love the coin, which looks far better than the XF-40 grade assigned to it especially since it has a ton of luster for that grade.