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  1. This piece is completely genuine, but it is not a coin, it's a medal. This is the bronze, 1962 Bashlow Restrike (HK-853A) of the famous 1876 Dickeson Continental Dollar copy (HK-853). These are fairly popular and can sell for good prices in the right grades. This one does not look bad, considering the sulfurous packaging that caused almost all of these to tone. We have done a couple different educational articles on the variations of these medals:
  2. This is the more common Type 2 reverse, characterized by narrow lettering. The Type 1 chows fat letters, by comparison, and is scarcer.
  3. This variety often comes with striking softness on the central obverse.
  4. If the Star was awarded for reasons other than eye appeal, it was to note that the coin has a PL obverse, or that both sides just missed PL by a hair. Therefore, a full PL designation is objectively better than the Star, (again, if it's a case where the star was not used for eye appeal).
  5. On classic US coins (pre 1839), a rotated reverse is relatively common and not considered a major error. Thus, it tends to have little or no affect on the value, in many cases. Therefore, I would argue it is a matter of taste, and I would also prefer not to have a rotation. On later coins, this error is much more unusual and will add value to a coin if the rotation is greater than 10-15%, in most cases. These are generally classified as Mint Errors and collected mostly by the Error community.
  6. It looks like an MS65. It would grade higher without the reeding marks in front of the face. It is not possible to determine, from the pics, whether or not it is PL.
  7. Make sure to set the white balance on your camera if possible. Some of your backgrounds have a noticeable, reddish tinge.
  8. Heritage sells higher caliber coins, and generally sells their coins for more money. Heritage also takes their coins all over the country to market them in featured, coin show auctions. Additionally, they have an army of numismatists, consignment directors, and staff in house. Heritage makes an attempt to describe many of their lots. On those points alone, I think comparing them to GC would be apples to oranges. On returns, GC offers 1 free return per month. The rest will be charged a 5% restocking fee. Heritage will accept returns, with a 5% restocking fee, if there is a mistake or discrepancy in the listing. That's why you needed a reason and an approval. GC can always ship right away because they are always in one place. Heritage lots can be delayed when they are at a destination auction. They take about a week to ship most other lots.
  9. If the picture shows everything, this is a cosmetic concern only. The lips often chip on these holders, even when properly packaged. That said, he did not package the coin properly, and that did not help. Being that it is a question of $10, you would think the seller would give in and pay.
  10. The surfaces have ridges because of air bubbles between the zinc layer and the copper coating. These bubbled are ubiquitous and do not add value. I think some dates should be worth more money when found without bubbles. In recent years, they have gotten much better at preventing them, but I'm not sure what they are doing differently.
  11. Oddities begin to appear in change around Christmas. Unfortunately, this is often the result of someone cashing in the old coin collection, at the bank.