1879 Proof Seated Liberty Dime

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  1. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 66+ Supporter

    Here's the TrueView image of a proof 1879 Seated Liberty Dime I recently submitted to PCGS for grading. What do you think the grade was? It was part of a collection put together by a gentleman who passed away in 1946. I bought it for the pretty blue toning.
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    64 cam its a beauty:):).
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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    PF65 I think I see flow lines which would limit the cam and dcam.
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  5. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    PF 64 it looks like there is something going on in the obverse field near AMERICA and below liberties foot. Also there may be something going on between Liberties head and cap. The PCGS True View images are not what the coin will look like in hand. They bring out the color but, the color you see in the image isn't really what the coin looks like. I prefer a natural picture because they tend to make the coin look like it would if you had in in hand. I learned the hard way not to judge a coin by PCGS True View images. I have a 1876 CC dime that I bought based on the True View image when I received the coin I was very surprised at how different the coin looked. At first I thought I received the wrong coin but, upon close examination it was the same coin. I have a seated dollar that I bought a few years ago that I didn't know there was a True View image of. I bought it based on how it looked in a picture taken in natural lighting. I had the dollar for a few years and posted it on a site and someone looked up the PCGS number and posted the True View image of my coin. It was shocking as how different the pictures were. The True View image gave the coin the look of a high grade coin but, the coin was only an AU58. So beware when buying a coin based on a True View image. What you see is not what you get. The picture of the 1879 dime looks fantastic but, I would like to see a picture of that coin in natural lighting. No matter what it's a nice dime.
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  6. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Very nice looking coin. I'm thinking it graded 65 CAM even though I can recognize an argument for a 64.
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  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    MS-65, in my opinion. Very nice indeed, thanks for sharing it.
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  8. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Well-Known Member

    64cam. Very beautiful
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  9. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The coin is very attractive, but the trouble with True View images is that they are like the yearbook photos you got in high school. All of the warts, acne and acne scars are airbrushed away. They can make a fairly unattractive coin look like a rock star.
  10. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    All we can go by is the photo presented here. I don't like to presume defects that are not in evidence. That said, I agree with the disdain for "Glamour Shots".
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  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Before enlarging it, I guessed 66 cam, but upon closer examination (with my glasses on. LOL) I'm seeing wear that would knock it down. But still a very nice coin. Waiting for the reveal.
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  12. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I grade it:

    Very pretty
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  13. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Well-Known Member

  14. Stevearino

    Stevearino Well-Known Member



    PS I'm drooling slightly.
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  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Stunning. Sky’s the limit. You’ll finally get some respect from TPG. Rodney. Very nice. You must be fickled
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  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Don’t you wish one of your of your 3 Centers look like that? Just checked. That dime is only 1000 proofs. Yikes
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  17. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Beautiful coin, but can't really grade proofs from photos because hairlines are often visible only at certain angles. That said I think it's at least PR64. Can't tell what that is in the R. obv field.
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  18. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 66+ Supporter

    The grade was PR64. As several of you mentioned, the TrueView images tend to hide hairlines and other marks. This is especially true with this coin. There is a significant nick in the field to the right of the head. To be honest, I was expecting a PR63 grade as a result. I liked the coin because of the blue hues in the fields; it really is a pretty coin even with the few blemishes. I'm still glad I purchased it along with the 1882 quarter that got a PR64DCAM grade (that coin has some die polish lines that don't show in the TrueView images).
  19. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    They don't airbrush anything.........
  20. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Had to give you a like for that one, only a photographer knows how to get rid of acne and scars. Guarantee ya! Phil knows how to do it.
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  21. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I hate to try to grade off a picture, but if it knocked on my front door, it would be welcome to join my collection!
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