I agree that the black spots are not helping this coin, but I really think the marks by the mouth are what limited it to a 63. MHO.
Well there isn't a neat crescent like you sometimes see, where another coin laid perfectly against it, just somewhat off center.
But yeah, likely...
The open areas are just too shiny, with scratches. I think it's been abrasively cleaned. Spend some time looking at coins and you will learn to...
XF40, unfortunately it has some scratches and someone tried to clean some dark toning off.
I'll go 55. If I'm wrong I have lots of company looks like.
I feel like there is a lot of detail for the grade. Possibly PCGS decided they could silently net grade a bit and not put it in a problem holder.
I'm not seeing a proof.
What makes you think it's a proof?
Nice write-up. The Antietam is one of the top 10 classic commems IMO.
Thanks for all the input.
Insider PM'd me. The coin is going back for review. As...
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