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1852-O SLHD

LeeroybrownLeeroybrown Posts: 383 ✭✭✭✭✭

Well… I snagged this piece as soon as it posted and even though it’s not perfect… it’s a date that I have been searching for an above average appealing and affordable example of for quite some time.

I Would love to know thoughts on this “dream date” for me that I finally have been able to acquire for my Dansco Album Set. This piece makes 71 outta 124 and counting…


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  • rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 309 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2024 8:05PM

    Good snag! Not the easiest date; love these.

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,601 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think @Barberian might be able to help with how difficult this issue is to find.

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  • LeeroybrownLeeroybrown Posts: 383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oops…. Forgot to post these…


  • LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 705 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough coin and details scratch or not I think you found a nice example, especially if you're going to use that as an album filler.

  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice!
    The abuse it received appears contemporary, totally acceptable in my book..👍
    I could never love a coin like that that's been dipped and stripped..

  • seatedlib3991seatedlib3991 Posts: 401 ✭✭✭✭

    Good for you. I chased the 52-O for 21 years but failed. good luck with your set. James

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice low mintage Half.

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a really nice coin and excellent for a Dansco! You're making great progress!

    And @TomB - the OP is very familiar with its rarity :)

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  • LeeroybrownLeeroybrown Posts: 383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    I think @Barberian might be able to help with how difficult this issue is to find.

    Yes Tom. I definitely am aware of the rarity and challenges this date presents for the SLHD collector. …its purpose is to go in my Dansco Album at this time and I am very excited to fill this slot with an above average eye appeal SLH with a splash of color.

    The coin is a beauty in-hand…

    Now looking for a 51-p and 52-p …. Lol

  • LeeroybrownLeeroybrown Posts: 383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    …i bought it knowing it was a “VF details” coin…. And the price reflected as such…. So I am thrilled…

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,875 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB I never knew the 52-O was particularly difficult until after I purchased one. I'd read posts about how nice examples were so tough to find, usually after SLH collectors here with choice XF-AU sets had purchased one and commented on their difficulty in finding one. Many seem to be cleaned, scratched "details" coins, or with ugly color, wiping, dings. It reminds me of the 55-S, though not as severe.

    LeeroyBrowwn's coin is nice looking, better than most, but typical in having a flaw, in this case, scratches on the obverse. Definitely above average, appealing and affordable, though.

    Here are two more pictures of my 52-O. Looks like it has XF40 wear.

    Here's one on eBay. :o:s (actually, a misidentified 53-O)

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • seatedlib3991seatedlib3991 Posts: 401 ✭✭✭✭

    I see you were joking about the 51 and 52 but Great Collections has both in up coming auctions. Bet that doesn't happen too often.

  • LeeroybrownLeeroybrown Posts: 383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep. I saw those…. Too high of grade in AU for me…. I like VF and below…

  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,610 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 52-O is one nasty date to find decent. I have a straight graded PCGS XF-40 and it's only meh. But compared to the few other ones I've seen out there, it's a 67!

  • LeeroybrownLeeroybrown Posts: 383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ElmerFusterpuck said:
    The 52-O is one nasty date to find decent. I have a straight graded PCGS XF-40 and it's only meh. But compared to the few other ones I've seen out there, it's a 67!

    You are correct. So difficult to find a nice example. I’ve been searching for some time and this was the nicest looking one I have seen…

  • WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oo !
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    @Barberian said:

    Here's one on eBay. :o:s (actually, a misidentified 53-O)

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