I agree that it doesn't look like a reed hit. But it's not like any lamination I've ever seen.
Slabs are not air-tight. Of course coins tone in slabs. That's why the TPGs no longer guarantee the color of copper coins.
Real coin. Artificial toning.
I seriously doubt that it came from the US Mint this way.
A dealer friend of mine: I asked him how many of the dealers here are honest on the bourse floor at a Baltimore show many years ago. He looked...
It looks like it's already had corrosion removed before. I doubt that if you treat it kindly, you could damage it further.
Cleaned and poorly recolored. Commercial VF20. Net Fine due to the bad recoloring.
The prettiest variety of the type, in my opinion. Nice example for the grade.
Johnmilton and Publius2 have said it all.
Per Grellman's book, this would be an N-2. Rarity 2, which is defined as "not so common." Usually taken to mean somewhere in the range of 600-2000...
I agree that it's almost certainly counterfeit. Lumps and other weirdnesses all over.
This is a purely metaphysical question. A coin's "grade" is only the stated opinion of a particular person at a particular point in time. Others'...
The already call AU coins 63, wo what would be the change?
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