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1871-cc Seated Quarter Opinions

Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,011 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have my own opinions about it but I'd like to hear from others first. It's in an XF45 slab and would be a major upgrade to my VF details coin. Not that I'm going to buy it anytime soon, if ever. I'm just curious what others think about it.


  • LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Considering how rare that coin is I don't see any major issues.

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, considering that theres only a handful of these to choose from, Im not sure how picky you can be here. The coin looks fairly wholesome from what I can tell, no unpleasant distractions, though i'm not particularly enamored with the overall eye appeal. That said, i'm not a seated collector (yet?) and I don't know the specifics of your budget, how bad your vf details coin looks, or how long you'll have to wait for another one. I've found that in most cases where I'm not confident about a coin, I should probably pass.

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting!! Same coin. A good example of buy the coin not the holder.

  • cccoinscccoins Posts: 282 ✭✭✭✭

    I have looked at that coin many times, and I can’t get past the blemish in the upper left field.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,011 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, the coin never made me comfortable. It sold in 2018 in it's PCGS holder but was described as having "micro porosity". Makes sense now that we know it came from an ANACS details holder.

  • fastfreddiefastfreddie Posts: 2,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For that coin you take what you can get. It looks decent. Ron is spot on as usual with these.

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  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would be very reluctant to buy a coin based only on a TrueView. The TrueView and the HA slab shots make the coin look very different.

  • rheddenrhedden Posts: 6,553 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I save pictures of every 1870-cc and 1871-cc quarter I find online - auctions, dealer websites, collections, Registry sets, and even those dug out of the ground. I've seen most of them multiple times - especially the ones with well-concealed problems.

    Yes, micro-porosity is a minor issue with an 1871-CC quarter. It is the 2nd rarest coin in the series behind 1873-CC No Arrows (5 known). Most of the available examples, including my PCGS F15, have problems of one sort or another.

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was going to say lighted with some retoning esp on the rev. I think both the ANACS holder and the PCGS are technically correct. When it comes to rare seated stuff it is sometimes better to price it aligned with where it ranks against the few survivors than classic grading standards. That coin is worth PCGS 45 money while being a technical Details coin.

  • flyguyflflyguyfl Posts: 117 ✭✭

    @LJenkins11 said:
    Considering how rare that coin is I don't see any major issues.

    I agree

  • fathomfathom Posts: 1,496 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think there are issues with the coin. That being said it is a ridiculously hard coin to find with that much remaining detail.

    Price would be the determining factor for me, I would not find a rare coin in that condition unacceptable if the pricing was tempting.

  • CrepidoderaCrepidodera Posts: 168 ✭✭✭✭

    That coin has been on the market for many years without finding a permanent home. It's a problem coin that I would avoid. The dealer is also asking way too much for the coin.


  • jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 9,577 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am familiar with this coin, and yes same coin used to reside in Anacs Details holder. Obv surfaces have micro porosity. Reverse actually not that bad as color hides the surfaces a little better. A national dealer got the coin holdered in regular holder at pcgs years ago. A collector of seated/ bust coins from Raleigh owned this for a bit, he had asked me to look at it years ago and possibly purchase. At the time I had a vf, and I just couldnt get over the surface porosity/grainy on this coin, even though the details were better. I have since seen it in another national dealers inventory for quite some time at a significant higher asking price since I could have bought it for then. Its a 71-cc , and tuff coin, and choices are far a few between in this grade range, but it is and always will be a coin with some issues.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,011 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks, I appreciate everyone's input and knowledge. That's what makes this forum great!

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,011 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like this sold at FUN. It's no longer available on the dealers website.

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 908 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 8, 2024 8:28PM

    Hi MF,

    My two cents is that the toning on the reverse is quite unattractive and it may not be obvious to spot the full extent of the issues from the pic, with all of that crust on the reverse. (Though we do have some folks here that know the coin)

    Unless the coin is nearly impossible to find as a date, I would want it to be attractive.

    This is a very tough coin,but not nearly impossible to find as a date. I wouldn't mind a prettier lower grade.
    But then again, my favorite coin dealer once said, "If there's a will, there's a relative! (Or other ways)

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rhedden said:
    I'd much rather have this ANACS XF45 details, Corroded example sold by Heritage in 2014. You'd just save so much money and the eye appeal is very similar.


    Yeah, same coin.
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