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Grade advice on 1816 silver shilling

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With respect i would personally place this coin in my pre 1920 box. That is a mixed bag, nothing outstanding but nothing awful. I am no expert on silver but the difference between prices circulated and uncirculated is huge. Way out of what i can afford or would be willing to pay sadly . 


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10 hours ago, Chorlton said:

I am starting to look more at older coins but just wanted a rough guide of grade and any other comments on the 1816 silver shilling with photos below. I can then use this as a guide for future purchases, all comments appreciated. 




That's a looker of a coin. From the photos looks to be uncirculated/choice uncirculated? Compares favourably to the ones on London Coins. Worth a few bob 😁

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* Specificity over my estimation 😁
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35 minutes ago, TeaTime said:

I would grade it as AEF/GVF. It's a common coin and It's been cleaned. Guide price around £20-£30.

You can tell it's been cleaned from those photos? They're not in the best lighting and although there are some tell tale darker areas around the lettering it's difficult to tell if the fields have had a scrub...always best to get a whole bunch of high quality photographs or better still, see the coin in hand. As to be being a common coin, maybe so but a good one can fetch over £100 which for a shilling isn't a shy figure!

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Sorry, I'm not talking about it being scrubbed - it may well have no hairlines in the field - but it's of an age and been out of circulation for long enough that it should have clear signs of toning. The colour is too uniform for it not have had a clean - albeit not necessarily recently.

It's a nice looking coin but not good enough to be a uniform EF which would give it a book price (dealers price) of £75. The previous estimate i gave was for a sixpence because i was too lazy to read your post properly. My bad.

There's a lot of 'discretion' used in grading coins so maybe i'm just too fussy...

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I'd have said it was almost eF as well.  Maybe the obverse is EF with reverse being a bit below.  I'd think it's been cleaned as well although close to the letters isn't that much more dirty.  You can usually see where they couldn't clean in between letters as well.

The tone doesn't look natural either but that could be the picture and there doesn't appear to look like there is any lustre (although that's more a guess as it doesn't show well in pictures often).

I also tend to grade on the conservative side.

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