1793 Half Cent
This is one of my very first EAC purchases, bought back in 1986 or 1987 from Jonathan Kern. It was bought raw, and still is after all these years.
It is quite an attractive coin with nice details, but the planchet is a bit granular as can be seen in my pictures. This is not uncommon in early copper.
I would like to know how you would grade it, and whether you think it would be assigned a straight grade due to the granularity.
I am also attaching pictures of a 1793 half cent (bottom picture) recently sold in Ebay which was graded VG8, straight. The picture are not the best but one One can see this coin has a slightly granular planchet as well, so it seems the TPG does allow some latitude in planchet quality, at least with these early issues.
Thank you in advance for your comments!