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Please Grade and Opine: 1837 Seated Dime

EddiEddi Posts: 439 ✭✭✭✭✭

Please let me know what you think of this dime.

This example does have nice residual luster and a very pretty obverse, but I also see some very fine hairlines on the right obverse fields when tilting the coin at a certain angle.

Thanks in advance,


  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,073 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Large date variety, AU 55ish, taking you at your word about the luster, with an interesting die break. Looks like a decent collector coin overall.

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it- I would like to get a better look at the fields in order to offer a more complete opinion- seems 58 is reasonable.

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  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,143 ✭✭✭✭✭

    low MS.

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  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 10,055 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2024 4:51AM

    53 shot details with the hairlines you mentioned

    Edit: typo

  • rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 330 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU55; looks like a few marks on the rev center.

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  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU55 camp as well

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    53, shot 55.

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  • seatedlib3991seatedlib3991 Posts: 409 ✭✭✭✭

    The coin has great detail, (And this is my all time favorite American coin design), but I cannot judge luster from the photo so I won't guess grade. james

  • goldengolden Posts: 8,965 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One of my favorite type coins.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,632 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough type piece... I think AU55 as well.

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks a lot like piece in my collection which is NGC graded AU-58. PCGS would probably grade it AU-53 or 55.

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  • StuartStuart Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Eddi, It looks like an attractive original skinned coin to me, based on the photos you provided.

    Those unprotected fields around Miss Liberty on these No Stars type dimes, are very susceptible to hairline scratches, even on lightly circulated examples such as this -- so I'm not surprised that you see evidence of them there.


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  • marcmoishmarcmoish Posts: 6,161 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like it, solid 53, I would not cringe if 55.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,514 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the die cracks! Surfaces look nice.

    Appears natural and all of 55 (no more no less) unless the luster is really subdued or impaired. Also, looks to be straight-grade at that from those images.

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  • epcepc Posts: 107 ✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2024 3:17PM

    I'd say 55 as well. It looks like the Fortin 101 die marriage, between states a (which has no die cracks) and b (which has the crack below the foot into the dress, and another from K7 into the shield).

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  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,981 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2024 3:22PM

    Could see it in a 55 or 58 holder.

  • mikee999mikee999 Posts: 340 ✭✭✭✭

    If I’m a buyer: AU50
    As a seller 58+

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the coin and die crack. Love the huge fields for a small coin. AU55. Congrats.

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  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 518 ✭✭✭✭

    Nothing wrong with that one

  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭✭

    58, Love the die cracks!

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