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Thoughts on this Draped Bust Half...

lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,828 ✭✭✭✭✭

Hello Everyone... not my coin but I'm considering it. Please let me know your opinions... I'm looking for one to fill the hole in my Box of 20... It's sort of a supplemental Type Set...


Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i like the looks of it with decent fields on it. any chance of it being a 30 or 35 by chance?

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    LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The little dig in the top of the shield would both me, but otherwise, that's a nice looking coin.

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It doesn't really matter what I think since it's your collection based upon what you like. ;)

    For me, it is not at a Box of 20 quality level in terms of detail and marks. I don't know the grade, but I think you could wait for a better example.

    Separately, I sense that you are hesitant by asking us? I would hope that a coin for this purpose would grab you emotionally and you'd know it's right for you.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,696 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a nice original coin.

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    ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it. I don’t know where it fits in your box of 20 but there’s nothing I see that would keep me from being proud to own it.

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    NysotoNysoto Posts: 3,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It comes down to if you like the coin or not, it has a nice natural look to me. The coin has some striking weakness in the central obverse and reverse stars, if that matters to you. However, no draped bust half dollar comes fully struck in all areas.

    The 1801 to early 1805 DBH's (OP is late 1805) have a different hub that has slightly higher relief and defined hair detail. I don't have my early 1805's imaged, but here is an 1801 XF45 with the earlier hub, it also has some reverse star weakness:

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    VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,809 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd wait for a better example. The softness of the strike would bother me.

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    msch1manmsch1man Posts: 809 ✭✭✭✭

    If you're posting it on here prior to buying it, you're likely trying to talk yourself into buying it (or more accurately have others re-assure you and talk you into it)...if this is remotely the case...I'd pass.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,828 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone... the coin is in F12 plastic with a TV. I thought it was undergraded for what it is. I'm keeping tabs on the auction but I'll likely keep looking... Baltimore-Whitman Coin Expo is just around the corner...

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not enough detail for me. I would need a better higher grade example.

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

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    MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 22, 2024 6:54AM

    I think it's neat but like others have said, I'd like a little more detail if it's a box of 20 keeper. That hit in the reverse shield bugs me too... smack dab in the middle of the focal point.

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    BigAlBigAl Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭

    1805 is not a tough date to find a better fit for your box. Perhaps one with some nice rim toning.

    Beautiful 1801 Nysoto, love that!

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    relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is my example. I've considered cracking it and sending it to our hosts. I've seen much worse scratches straight graded.

    Need a Barber Half with ANACS photo certificate. If you have one for sale please PM me. Current Ebay auctions

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