1931-S grade?

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  1. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    Hello,

    Please, anyone care to give a grade to this 31-S cent? Thank you all. 1931-SObv.jpg 1931-SRev.jpg
     
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  3. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Photos aren't that great but based on them I'd guess XF 40-45. Lighting from both sides may produce better photos so the details can be seen more clearly. :)
    EDIT. Also, take the coin out of the holder for better pics.
     
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  4. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    I will try for better lighting, as you say. The coin was not in a holder.... Thanks!
     
  5. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I thought the little spots on the coin was from the cardboard in 2x2's. That and the white background made it look like it.
     
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  6. ldhair

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  7. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    I can see how you'd think this. It is just laying on the insert. I'll have to find that one again and take a better look.

    Thank you Idhair for the generous grading.
     
  8. White Ger. Shep. Lover

    White Ger. Shep. Lover Well-Known Member

    It's a difficult task to find a roughed up brown 31-S. Even moreso with the 55-S, since so many rolls were horded. While CRH, I actually get a bit giddy when stumbling across the rare non-MS 55-S. I know a fellow who has over 700 unc 55-S rolls. His great great great grandson may cash in big on those rascals one day. Anyway, not a bad 31-S you have there, Rosethe.
     
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  9. White Ger. Shep. Lover

    White Ger. Shep. Lover Well-Known Member

    It's a difficult task to find a roughed up brown 31-S. Even moreso with the 55-S, since so many rolls were horded. While CRH, I actually get a bit giddy when stumbling across the rare non-MS 55-S. I know a fellow who has over 700 unc 55-S rolls. His great great great grandson may cash in big on those rascals one day. Anyway, not a bad 31-S you have there, Rosethe.
     
  10. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    Wow. 700 rolls. Please tell me more about the 55-S.
     
  11. White Ger. Shep. Lover

    White Ger. Shep. Lover Well-Known Member

    Only approximately 40MM minted for San Francisco's last Lincoln wheat cent run. People gobbled up unc rolls by the armful. A very well struck coin. MS 66's for this year are not hard to come by. Most are beatiful examples, Rosethe. Maybe some 55-S rolls were sprung into the wild during our recent crisis? CRH be on the lookout.
     
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  12. eddiespin

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  13. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Active Member

    I tend to agree with Idhair, XF-AU, hard to see the wear.
     
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  14. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    Late to the thread but that is a nice one.
    Did you buy it or find it?

    Edit: I can't delete posts and just saw that's your Pops in the pic..;)
     
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  15. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    I wish my Father were around to experience Coin Talk, computers, Ebay etc. It would have given him so much enjoyment to talk about coins with people. It just didn't exist back then. I remember going to coin shows with him when I was a child. I had no idea how extensive his collection was/is. He's been gone almost 20 years now, hard to believe. I'm just trying to do the right thing with his collection.
     
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  16. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    If this coin was mine, I would give it a few acetone baths and image it again. Next would be a nice fresh holder. Fun date with lots of history.
     
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  17. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    Thanks Idhair, how does one go about doing the acetone baths? I use acetone in my profession, I've got the gallon. How long in the bath? How do you remove it? Or let it evap off?
    What is the history with that date? I have so much to learn, I can't get up-to-speed on absolutely everything....yet...
     
  18. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Don't use acetone. Just put it in a holder to protect it. I thought you knew the process.
     
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  19. rosethe

    rosethe Junior Member

    I'd like to know the process....
     
  20. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    @rosethe Go to the top right of the page and in the search bar type in, Proper use of acetone. Be sure to unclick the check mark on this forum only.
     
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