Is this a proof-70 Ike?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Atarian, Jun 13, 2012.

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In your opinion, is this a PRF70 coin?

Poll closed Jun 23, 2012.
  1. Yes - the coin is correctly graded at Proof 70

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. No - the coin appears to be over-graded

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Atarian

    Atarian Active Member

    Major TPG says this is proof 70. Every 69 I have looks better than this picture, however I am far from an expert, so in comes the poll. Thanks in advance for playing.

    1971_proof_70.jpg
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  3. pumpkinpie

    pumpkinpie what is this I don*t even

    those white dots on the fields are normal for proofs. I can see this as being a 70 from PCGS.
  4. coinguy-matthew

    coinguy-matthew Ike Crazy Supporter

    Could have developed the spots after being slabbed but i really dont know? I think spots on proof 70 coins have been discussed before?
  5. pumpkinpie

    pumpkinpie what is this I don*t even

    I think they are dots not spots. I see these a lot on silver proof coins.
  6. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    What does the reverse look like?
  7. Cazkaboom

    Cazkaboom One for all, all for me.

    A 70 is always in hand grading. It is SUPER Hard to differentiate a 69 from a 70 by pictures.
  8. usc96

    usc96 Junior Member

    I have 70s and I have 69s, and I couldn't begin to tell you why one is one and why one is the other. ;)
  9. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 Pro amore Morgan pupa

    It will probably grade as 69, but it could be a 70--that can't be determined by the naked eye. One needs magnification--at least, I do.
  10. LindeDad

    LindeDad His Walker.

    Grading a proof from a image is impossible IMO.
  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Ditto!

    Chris
  12. Atarian

    Atarian Active Member

    Wow, I thought that would be a hands-down vote for 69 - I'm very surprised. I think I'll just stick to my 69s, with no spots.

    Thanks all!
  13. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Sometimes I think they just call them all 69s, and then let every 'x' number get a 70.
    Or maybe they flip a coin now and again to see which get 70s.

    That is not an attractive coin at all.
    It might look better in hand, but I see slight flaws on it that I would have thought would have kept it from a 70 grade.
    :shrug:
  14. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    I have never seen a PR-70 Ike that I would call a PR-70.
  15. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    I've been thinking that for years now.
  16. Atarian

    Atarian Active Member

    Me either.

    Maybe the grader was a Star-Trek fan - it looks like Ike is out in the Milky Way somewhere...
  17. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Hey Trav......:)
  18. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    It may just be a spot, but it looks like there is a ding in Ike's ear.
    Anyone else see that?
  19. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Heck, I just want to see the hinney (reverse) before I render a decision. :)
  20. Atarian

    Atarian Active Member

    Reverse...

    1971S_PRF70.jpg
  21. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    No there is no such thing as a MS70 or a PF70 coin.

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