Looks like a nice XF
I wouldn't be shocked if it were dipped sometime in the past, but I would consider this a market acceptable coin.
Just received the coin in question in hand. Looks great (though it does look like it was possibly dipped and lightly whizzed on the reverse), and was wondering if anyone could assign a more specific grade now that I have clear pictures of it.
Assuming it is "market acceptable" as Kirkuleez said, what do you think it could grade? The front looks like it has not been cleaned nor whizzed and has about 25-40% of it's cartwheel luster still present. The reverse looks like it was lightly whizzed above/below the "ONE DIME" (not obvious) and possibly dipped based on the crud between the devices on the reverse. The reverse has around 30-45% of the cartwheel luster present, mainly on the outside of the devices (not the center).
I checked PCGS's Photograde and I believe it could hit a low AU grade (50-53). Looks a bit better than Choice XF and slightly worse than a normal AU.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
I'm going to stick with XF-45. It just has a little too much wear to be considered an AU. AU coins will have nearly all of the original mint luster present. I don't see any evidence of whizzing, but I do think it took a bath some time in the past.
Ehhh, I'd venture to call it an AU-example. It's retained a good amount of luster, which is typically and more consistently seen with AU-examples.
Good lookin' Barb!
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