Is this an Ikr Proof? And how good is ICG?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by splintercellsz, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz CTs Local DJ

    I was given these, and have some questions about both. Also, sorry for bad pics.

    1. Is this a Proof, or no? Also, what would you grade it as (the hair is not on the coin, it is from my scanner).
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    2. How did ICG do on this grade? I have heard that they can over grade, and am curious to see if that go this one right. I like their 'slab' though, built like a mini tank.

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    Thanks,

    Justin

    (Also, I just noticed I misspelled IKE in the title. My bad...)
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  3. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    That's a business strike Ike, D mint.

    ICG is okay.

    In so far as they grade goes, it's only a 1 ounce bullion, still only worth it's weight in silver.
  4. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    Ike proofs will be "S" mint, and I believe that ebay recognizes ICG as a TPG, so that should mean that there ok
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Your Ike appears to be an Impaired Proof which means that it has circulated some.

    It is impossible to tell from any photo whether or not a coin is a 70. You must examine it in hand and look for even the tiniest nick or ding. It doesn't need to be any larger than a pinprick to bring it down to a 69.

    Chris
  6. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    They didn't make proofs in Denver that year Chris........:)



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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Sorry, I'm blind!
  8. downlow

    downlow Collection Collector

    The first 7 in 1776 looks a little interesting...
    As does the "I" in Liberty
  9. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    Circulation wear and hits.
  10. lkeigwin

    lkeigwin Active Member

    ICG is a little erratic but older coins are often properly graded. I've crossed a lot to PCGS.

    They are a little optimistic with moderns.
    Lance.
  11. LindeDad

    LindeDad His Walker.

    BTW they also made MS silver Ike's in San Francisco for many of the years that have S mint marks so it not a given that even on coins with a S mint mark that they are proof. But as mentioned in this case a D mint mark is never going to be a proof.
  12. HCSC

    HCSC Numismatist

    Not a proof, definately a business strike. My opinion on ICG is that they tend to overgrade. I prefer PCGS.

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