Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by DoubleDiamond, Mar 10, 2021.
What grade do you think this coin is worthy of?
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I got it from an auctioneer in the UK. It's more than their reputation is worth to sell something that isn't authentic. Suffice to say they know what they're talking about. Indulge me anyway, if it was real what grade would you give it?
Thanks Evan, On it!
What's a Gump Runner?
Thanks by the way Potty for replying. You are absolutely right of course that it could be a fake, nothing is certain but I do believe that it is the real deal so to speak.
Please elaborate as to what you see here that makes you think it might possibly be a fake. "looks too good" and "not certified" does very little. There are many coins such as this that have been buried in someone's collection for a long time and are just now seeing the light of day. Plus I should mention, that there are 10 different varieties of this coin and date listed in Numismatic News currently. This coin is much more complex than many others. Thanks.
As to grade, it is nowhere close to mint state. I grade it as XF-45 by the standards of PCGS Photograde. It shows the remnants of an old dipping but so do many if not most old coins and this one looks market-acceptable to me. A few small rim issues do not detract much nor merit a details grade. Fields are generally good.
Overall it seems a nice coin to me but I hope you did not pay AU much less MS money for it.
I am running to get it, and will keep running until I get there.
From the movie, “Forest Gump,” “Run Forest run!” as fast as you can away from this deal.
It seems like we might be getting a little paranoid here. I don’t see anything wrong with the coin. It is sharp and well struck with light wear.
I could see this getting into an AU holder. It’s been dipped long ago, but it still could make AU-50 or AU-55 in an NGC holder. PCGS might be tougher on it.
This was the review I was waiting for. If it has @johnmilton seal of approval, it is a good coin.
Excuse me, but no.
On virtually every coin site I’ve been on, when someone refers to Forest Gump running, they are referring to people getting away from a deal ASAP because it’s a scam.
Which part of @johnmilton 's post are you taking exception to? The Forrest Gump part or the authenticity part or the grading part?
If it's the grading part, I too could see it getting into an AU-50 (but not 55) holder but I think it's a solid 45 for the reasons I stated.
I am not someone. I am me.
But, I understand why you think so. I have not encountered on a coin forum the references that you have.
I do appreciate your clarification of what I stated, though.
So, but no.
Thats why I also said where or how you got it?but I guess your eyes are to small to see that your a munchkin after all.Of course since the op bought it from an auction its %99.99 most likely real.I agree with the grade assumptions above.
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