1885-S $5 Liberty Grade?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ilmcoins, May 15, 2018.

  1. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    What's your thoughts on grade?

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  3. ToughCOINS

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  4. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    Ouch! I was thinking a little higher but you were dead on for my last GTG so I will agree with you!!!
  5. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I’m at au 55 too. 58 on the best day. Really baggy so I’d say no way on a ms grade
  6. gold standard db

    gold standard db Active Member

    A nice coin with little to no wear but it's so scratchy. Beyond bag marks and more like abrasively cleaned. Looks like brillo pad action on the obverse, oh the humanity! The sparkly background doesn't help. Still a nice gold coin.
  7. Blissskr

    Blissskr Well-Known Member

    Pictures really need to be better but Au details as it looks as if the obverse got an abrasive rub at some point.
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  8. man2004

    man2004 Active Member

    My first impression was low MS. I can still see it getting MS60 with the contact marks despite the comments. I have several gold libs with similar contact marks in MS60 holders from NGC. First, I don’t see wear on the high points especially on the reverse. And, I think your coin has nice eye appeal. The only criterion that I could see holding it back from MS would be a significant lack of luster. I have a feeling in hand, she has obvious luster. The photo likely overemphasizes the contact marks because of a tangential light source. Also, I don’t see obvious evidence of old cleaning.
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  9. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    It does have better luster in hand. I am far from a pro when it comes to taking photos of coins.

    Although I had a guess, I had to look up the word "tangential" to understand its meaning. I am going to see if I can use that a couple times today in a sentence but it a different context and perhaps denotation! I'm sure it will result in at least one blank stare back! Haha

    Would this be a triple tangent?

    Broker: "Well, I hate to go off on a tangent."

    Me: "I may have a tangential thought as well."

    Broker: "What's tangential?"
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  10. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I'm thinking AU55 also.
  11. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Yeah Au. Nice coin just a few hits
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  13. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Obverse, a lot of bag marks
    Reverse, heavy scratch between the wing and "A" ?
    But the Reverse is definitely nicer.

    I love gold coins.
  14. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Errrm... who doesn’t? Oh right, the members of the EAC cult :)

    I think my namesake Mike was spot on with AU55... although the rev looks UNC, the obv doesn’t.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  15. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    I tend not to bother trying to grade coins by pics, but I am in the AU camp on this one.....still, a nice coin!

    What is that action on the reverse, between the left wing & the "A"?
  16. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Active Member

  17. Dynoking

    Dynoking Active Member

  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I see it on the tip above l in liberty.
  20. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    AU something.
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