Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Marshall, Apr 27, 2020.
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In my opinion the obverse has the details of a VG10 to F12, while the obverse has VF20, (I don't think I would no go higher).
How do you net grade: in my opinion the obverse has what I describe as moderate roughness, while the reverse is more severely affected and seems to be moderately corroded. All in all I would grade as G6, maybe VG7 (EAC). Since you are asking for a market grade my guess is it would go VG10 - F12.
As a side note: In my opinion, the rarity rating of S-132 is nowadays probably less than R-5+. I have seen quite a few of them and I would guess it is now probably an R-5.
Thanks. This is what I was looking for. I think you're right on all counts.
Do you have an opinion on whether it shows breaks at the top of MERIC and bottom of CA? I mentioned it in another thread, probably Attribute This, as a possible new die state. It looks like it to me, but I can be fooled by corrosion.
As a caveat, I believe I see the irregular crack described in Noyes S-133 Die State C at STATES and the crack from the bottom right of A to the (stem below the) lower leaf tip at ST described as a possible crack on the S-132. (I believe this shows the crack extends to the stem without touching the leaf) If true, then at least some of the S-132s were struck after S-133.
It would be so much easier if this variety came on smooth planchets.
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