While I don't think a grade matters nearly as much on a unique coin or one of great rarity, it still bothers me when I see high profile coins...
The coin looks genuine, so the question becomes whether the mintmark has been added.
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I took the post to be serious.
It's a fuzzy image but I will guess MS64.
The image isn't very crisp, but there look to be enough marks on Liberty's cheek to knock the grade down, at least to MS63
I can't tell from the image, but the circled area might be a mint-made flaw. And if so, it should not affect the grade. Also, if the flaw does...
The coin looks absolutely genuine an I would grade it MS63, possibly MS62. I believe that you are mistaking striking weakness for wear.
The coin looks to be AU and in that condition, the 1878 bids higher than a number of other dates, which are more common.
I wholeheartedly agree, as I usually do with Tom.
I posted this information on a few other forums previously, quite a while ago. I have made a few updates/edits very recently and hope it will be...
I don't think the coins are worth $20 each. They melt at less than $13 each and shouldn't be worth much more than that.
I think the seller's opinion matters, too, because if it's too optimistic (and the coin priced too high, as a result), it wont sell.;)
I don't see that.
I just see a gorgeous coin, that was too cheap at a pinch over ask.
Nice! Would you like to sell it for a pinch over a pinch over Graysheet ask?:)
Whether you like it/agree with it or not, some forms/causes of "tarnish" are generally deemed to be natural, and others, not. For example, when a...
"AT" stands for "artificial toning", whereas "NT" signifies "natural toning".
The coin looks like it is a low range AU (definitely not unc.). Therefore, it is not of a value which justifies spending money to have it graded.
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