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by rjd65
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent

Yes, have to keep the mintage numbers in perspective. One thing though when you stated: Because the neck truncation direction/width of an Obv 2, when struck over an Obv 1 or 1a partially finished working die, ir obliterates what was under the Obv 2 strike of the hub on the working die . The Obv2/Obv...
by rjd65
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent

That at least confirms what I have surmised, in that the 1881H Obv 1 is the least common of the three main types. I am a bit surprised that there are relatively so many 1a/1s. My small sample size only has one definite 1a/1 which clearly shows the 'dimple' and one probable (dimple is very faint). Th...
by rjd65
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent

Yep. Have come to conclusion, after assessing some of my 1881s, that the Obv 1a is more common than the Obv 1. I did discover one very nice 1a/1 with some distinctive markers - die cracks, a repunched 'N' in REGINA (not at like the one pictured on this site #3810), some subtle doubling of a few lege...
by rjd65
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: PCGS 1890H
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

PCGS 1890H

It astounds me that someone could accept a coin so poorly graded - let alone keep such a coin in its holder. Anything to stroke ones ego I guess. This coin is VF25 tops but personally I would go VF20. RD
by rjd65
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 976

1881H obv 1a Large Cent

Is the 1881H obv 1a large cent rare? The reason I ask is there is no pricing info about this variety on this site, which I thought strange as this variety is certainly not unknown. RD
by rjd65
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Errors and Varieties
Replies: 10
Views: 8525

Re: Errors and Varieties

Thanks for that great explanation Bill. I will need to get into the books to refresh my knowledge on the entire process that was used in the 19th century. It seems that the making of the hub was time consuming and unless the ultimate product (minted coin) was totally unacceptable they would go with ...
by rjd65
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Errors and Varieties
Replies: 10
Views: 8525

Re: Errors and Varieties

I recently started organizing some of my collection. For my Victorian large cents I found myself being quite obsessed with die crack variations. In fact, I discovered some that were quite 'epic' in that they traversed a good portion of the coin. I think I find these interesting because my father was...
by rjd65
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Substantial Coin and Bank Note Collection For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 15458

Re: Substantial Coin and Bank Note Collection For Sale

Victorian 50 Cents (Update 3). Prior Victorian 50 Cent spreadsheet expired.

Cheers, RD
by rjd65
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Substantial Coin and Bank Note Collection For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 15458

Re: Substantial Coin and Bank Note Collection For Sale

A few points to pass on. 1. As time passes, the lists of Victorian coins and banknotes I have available for sale will become less accurate in terms of availability. 2. For a few coins, I realized they were assessed either a half grade too high or too low i.e. after further analysis, what I believed ...
by rjd65
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: grading a 1894 Can Quarter
Replies: 9
Views: 6421

Re: grading a 1894 Can Quarter

Concur. Counterfeit. Messed up date most obvious thing that was all wrong.
by rjd65
Fri May 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: NGC Again - 1871 50 Cents
Replies: 1
Views: 4188

NGC Again - 1871 50 Cents

I love bashing this outfit because they deserve it. What say you all?

1871_obv.jpg


1871_rev.jpg
by rjd65
Fri May 25, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Another NGC Grading Masterpiece
Replies: 5
Views: 5596

Re: Another NGC Grading Masterpiece

I think VF30 is a very reasonable assessment. It really is not that difficult to at least assess almost any coin within half a grade of the 'true' grade. Why does NGC have such a hard time?
by rjd65
Thu May 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1901 50 Cent Canada / Grade?
Replies: 6
Views: 6258

Re: 1901 50 Cent Canada / Grade?

Do not believe is a counterfeit. VF30
by rjd65
Thu May 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1858 Cent Grade Help
Replies: 4
Views: 5115

Re: 1858 Cent Grade Help

VG10 or perhaps F12 with issues.
by rjd65
Thu May 17, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Another NGC Grading Masterpiece
Replies: 5
Views: 5596

Another NGC Grading Masterpiece

This coin recently sold on eBay. Utterly impossible to understand how NGC came to their grade assessment. Grade for yourself first and then be prepared to be shocked at NGC grade. Fortunately, none of the bidders were stupid and coin sold for just slightly more than trend value for 'true' grade. Hop...

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