Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Kozmo70, Jul 2, 2020.
Just want some opinions on this coin?
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You think the hair above the ear is wear? Could be. I was thinking softness. I hate grading from photos and not in hand.
Normally, that date is pretty well struck, so I think a TPG would recognize that it is very light circulation wear, so it is in an AU 58 slab.
I think that some people are confusing the darker area on the cheek with wear.
Not the cheek-the cap, top of the head, wings, and denuded breast of the eagle.
I don't think the eagles breast can pass as unc.
I don't think that luster alone is enough to make a coin MS; after all, AU-58 coins are "sliders" that could probably have graded MS-62/63 were it not for a slight rub here or there.
I hate grading from photos also. I like the coin.
For many years, it has not only been enough to make an MS coin; it's been enough to lift an MS-64 to MS-65 or 66.
Sometimes you don't even need the luster. It can be rubbed, and still it's MS. PCGS called this an MS-60.
Then let's call it what it is: a decline in grading standards!
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