Jump to content

Grading of Spanish pillar dollars


Recommended Posts

What design elements should we examine on the pillar-and-globe dollar to determine the grade from Extremely Fine through Good? I believe one element is the degree to which the "plus ultra" is readable. I believe other design element are the florets beside the shield -- if details are intact, the coin is EF; if details are partially worn, (VF); if worn smooth (F) -- and the jewels at the bottom of the crown. The lines of the shield seem to be raised enough to protect the lions and castles from wear and cannot reliably be used to determine grade. I have not seen a pillar-and-globe dollar offered in less than VF, and therefore cannot determine how to determne grades Good through Fine. Thanks for any suggestions.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...