Hello - I have an 1824 O-103 Bust Half PCGS XF over date coin. The surfaces, luster, and marks indicate an AU level coin. However, in discussing this coin with a Bust Nut, he said the following:
"The 1824/2/0, otherwise known as over various, is the most bizarre overdate in the CBH series. The working die was overstruck multiple times and maintenance to remove traces of the wrong numerals seems to have been slipshod.
But whatever the cause and whatever the numerals, one thing is certain: the obverse strike is poor due to the shallow design and excessive lapping. Stars are always large and flat. High points on the obverse wore very quickly. Grading, therefore, can be a little tricky as there is almost always a full grade difference in appearance, front and back."
I'm awaiting for the collector submission to open up to submit for sticker review, but the larger question is how familiar are the graders with nuances in this or other series? Can a grading set incorporate these factors? It would seem it involve written descriptions of the variables.@JACAC