1883 CC GSA...

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by BlackberryPie, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    … this coin was very difficult to photograph the obverse. As it hits the light its a very toned PL surface. DSC_0675 (2).JPG DSC_0676 (2).JPG DSC_0674 (2).JPG
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  3. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    Woah that last picture is a killer. Lovely coin! I find that the grayish yellow toning subdues the luster too, so I usually avoid those coins because they are so bad in the photo station.
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  4. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    Nice CC. I’d wager a 64PL.
  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Nice looking GSA coin.
    Many (most?) are very baggy and grade at -61 or -62.
    Yours appears better.
  6. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

  7. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    My guess is it does not say "Uncirculated" on the GSA holder. These coins were graded by mostly college studends who got a crash course on grading these dollars. They were either "Uncirculated" and so marked or plain. I have understood that all of the toned coins were plain.

    I think that the piece probably grades somewhere around MS-62 or 63 depending up how the luster comes up through the toning.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2020
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  8. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    I would agree with low grade MS. The obverse is rather lacking in eye appeal, based on that picture. I would think the reverse is PL, and the obverse is not.
  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Remove the hair from the obverse photos. I like the coin 62
  10. almostgem

    almostgem Junior Member

    That is so cool. Always wondered why they were simply marked uncirculated ... Thought perhaps that was all the client paid for.
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    They were simply marked Uncirculated, because they were packaged around 1970/71 and the MS grades didn't come into common use until 1978/79 and all 11 grades weren't used until 1986.
  12. almostgem

    almostgem Junior Member

    Makes sense. Since the wife and I didn't really start learning about coins and grading till the 90's. I know we went to the FUN convention in 1991, as we were able to get one of the signed / numbered intaglio prints. Still hanging on the wall with the matching commemorative coins from that year, and the printer's business card.

    Sorry getting off track, guess the point was that at that time there were lots of different coin grading services, so we really never knew a time when there weren't.

    Thanks so much... always learning.
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