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1871 Seated Dollar

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I'd say Fine - 15 with a shot at VF-20. The contours on the surface of Seated dollars is different than it is for other Seated coin denominations. The word "LIBERTY" wore off of these coins much quicker.


The great thing here is that the color looks to be okay. Many of these coins have been stripped and re-colored sometimes to attractive but artificial shades.

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Technical grade is F-15. I think it'll slab at VF-20.


For my education on grading, can you explain your reasoning please?


Sure. The F-15 technical grade stems from the weakness in LIBERTY, though since the reverse is more of a VF-25 I believe it would balance to a VF-20 in a slab. Though in actuality, the obverse of a coin tends to be worth about 60+% of its grade. Wear on the eagle's eye limits the grade of the reverse, in addition to disruptions in the shield.


I don't think it'll slab under VF, but don't expect over a 20.

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