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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => USA => Topic started by: gpimper on June 19, 2019, 10:59:25 PM

Title: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: gpimper on June 19, 2019, 10:59:25 PM
I'm pretty sure I picked this coin up at a Yuma Arizona swap meet about 40 years ago :-)  VF I think?
Title: Re: 1887 Silver
Post by: brandm24 on June 20, 2019, 11:14:05 AM
Not an expert, but looks much better than VF to me. A nice example of a classic design.

Bruce
Title: Re: 1887 Silver
Post by: Figleaf on June 20, 2019, 11:19:11 AM
I wouldn't hesitate calling it ef, but those are my standards. In the end, unless you want to sell it without a picture, why care about the grade?

Peter
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: Prosit on June 20, 2019, 02:06:00 PM
I would call it EF. But by USA standards for coins of the 19th century, probably AU.
I too am not an expert but have owned a few dozen I think. Might still have two or three somewhere.
Dale
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: gpimper on June 21, 2019, 03:23:18 AM
Could be EF...I'm not that much of an expert either.  She's a nice Silver and Peter is correct...not going anywhere ;-)  My coin!
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: Prosit on June 21, 2019, 05:05:00 AM
Here is one graded by PCGS as AU
Dale
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: gpimper on June 21, 2019, 09:50:32 PM
Out of curiosity I might have it graded.  I look at the pictures and think it could very well grade as AU :-)  Thank you.
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: Prosit on June 21, 2019, 10:43:29 PM
I'm still not sure but it is close.
Regardless it is a very nice coin.
Dale


Out of curiosity I might have it graded.  I look at the pictures and think it could very well grade as AU :-)  Thank you.
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: gpimper on June 21, 2019, 11:00:22 PM
I think you are correct, thank you!
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: brandm24 on June 21, 2019, 11:16:54 PM
I'd be surprised if it didn't come back AU, Greg. At least a 55 I'd guess.

If you do send it in, please let us know how it grades.

Bruce
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: gpimper on June 22, 2019, 06:37:45 AM
Will do  8)
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: gpimper on July 13, 2019, 12:18:47 AM
She came back with a grade of AU-50  :o  Pretty cool!
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: brandm24 on July 13, 2019, 01:00:14 AM
Good to hear, Greg. I thought it was AU, though maybe a bit stronger than 50. You really do have to have a coin in-hand to grade properly.

Bruce
Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: Prosit on July 13, 2019, 02:29:25 AM
I am not surprised. I was pretty sure it would. A lot of USA collectors don't realize this but in General US coins of the 19th century and before are graded (in the US) slightly less strictly than 20th and 21st century coins. Submit a 1920's something Dollar with the same amount of wear and you will get an EF. Which leads to the subject of ..... but lets not get me started on "Market Grading"  ;D
Very nice coin, Congratulations!
Dale

Title: Re: 1887 Silver US dollar
Post by: gpimper on July 13, 2019, 03:18:06 AM
Thanks, Dale