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1862-s $20 Upgrade Candidate?

Slabbed as a slider but I look at some MS 60 and feel like this coin at the very least has stronger eye appeal.

Be honest on your opinions.


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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2017 9:41AM

    Terrible image. Probably will not go up. Leave as is as you don't want a "details" grade!!!

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can't make a call based on those images.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    OuthaulOuthaul Posts: 7,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2017 10:13AM

    Not good images to base an opinion on. But nice die break.

    I'll go along with Insider2 on this one. Leave as is or risk a "details" coin.

    I would buy it, but not as an UNC.



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    BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    THE financial incentive is there to try it but I’d do it as a regrade and not a crack out.

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    stevebensteveben Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    the color looks off to me. it looks like it could be a later type 3 with that color. however, i agree with @Boosibri on this one. why not a regrade if you feel strongly. get some good photos of it too...it has an above average strike for that year. usually the details are mushy.

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cannot tell from those photos. Looks like field rub but hard to say. Crackout might come back at AU58.

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    CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great coin and it depends on if the Dark areas by stars 1 &13 and her neck is smutz or luster breaks/rub.

    I would crack & acetone if you are positive there is no tooling on the coin.

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2017 3:28PM

    No need to acetone the coin. The dark color is not a residue! Do as the others suggested - regrade only.

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    ColonelJessupColonelJessup Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Compare the coin in-hand with images from Auction Archives. Images abound ;) HA FUN this year had seven (!) ranging from 40-53.

    Your imagery makes any opinion here useless, :'(

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - Geo. Orwell
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    Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it !!! :)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appears to be a nice gold coin... cannot tell much more from those pictures. Go for a regrade if you are selling it....nothing to really lose that way.. Cheers, RickO

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    NumivenNumiven Posts: 377 ✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2017 8:40AM

    How is the luster? that will determine it..

    BTW, I can help you take nice images, and my service is Free!

    Numismatics & Photography

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