1921 Peace Dollar-To Grade or Not to Grade

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Morpheus, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Morpheus

    Morpheus Active Member

    First of all, I want to say thanks to all the member here. I don't post a lot, but I do read daily, and the knowledge here is really second to none across the internet. Now, down to business.

    Pretty much what the thread title says. I recently purchased a 1921 peace dollar, that to me, seems in pretty decent shape. However, I only recently started collecting these, and I do not know if this is worth being sent in to be graded. The patina you see on the coin is the actually patina, almost a deep, rich slate gray. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, it is the best I could take with my phone. Hoping the resolution stays when I upload the photos, and that that will help with your replies. So, should I send it in, and if so, what do you realistically think it might grade at?

    Thanks again.


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  3. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    AU 53-55. Decent strike for the date. Certify it? It might be easier to sell, but I probably wouldn't. Pics out of the holder would help us determine the surfaces a little better, and what marks are on the coin.
     
  4. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    see above
     
  5. Morpheus

    Morpheus Active Member

    Should have known better than to post pics in the holder. Here are pics out of the 2x2.

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  6. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Nice pictures of a pretty coin! I like the strike and luster. Wear on Liberty's hair indicates AU53 to me. Given the low mintage of the 1921, I might be tempted to have it graded.
     
  7. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Au 55 And one of the best struck 21 peace dollars I’ve seen in a long time. I’d have it graded but that’s me. I like it a lot
     
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  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Yes a very well struck example. AU55, Possibly a 58 if there aren't any hairlines.
     
  9. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I'd keep it raw, and mark it worthy of a premium with a strike like that.
     
  10. Morpheus

    Morpheus Active Member

    Thanks everyone. I really appreciate all of the input and opinions.
     
  11. Don P

    Don P Active Member

    AU Details.... Looks polished from the pics you have.

    For a cheap way to get a grade and slabbed, ANACS is always a good option when they run specials.
     
  12. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    I would say keep it raw or send it to ANACS if you wanted it in a large plastic case. Not worth the cost of PCGS or NGC in my opinion.
     
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