Jump to content

New acquisition: 1833 half dollar


Recommended Posts

Here is the coin which I recently bought:





I am inclined to grade this at VF-30, although it might go to EF-40 (I paid about VF money for it, too). The Red Book says for EF in this series:

"Clasp and adjacent curl fairly sharp. Brow and hair above distinct. Curls well defined."


The first and third criteria seem to be met, but I'm not sure about the brow and hair.


Anyone care to help me grade this?

Thanks! :ninja:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
I wouldn't grade it unless it was a super rare variety, or a super high grade, most bust half collectors prefer a coin like this just the way it is!


Really? I love all my coins, to be graded...Unless modern crap..LOL

Like Busties, Or Seated Coins, if I had any that were VF25 or above, I'd want them Slabbed

I have all my gold slabbed....My silver too ;)

Low graded, stuff, like in G-F, no super rarities, just keep the stuff raw

If you have the extra cash, or a free submission, I'd get it graded :ninja:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Its definitely an O-102 variety. Probably VF-30, outside chance at 35 but no chance in h€!! at XF. I have two of these; one in PCGS 45 and one in PCGS 62. The one in 45 has significantly less wear(primarily the wings, shield) than the one you have displayed. However, it looks nice and original, no sign of harsh cleaning.

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...