Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by capthank, Nov 2, 2019.
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I'll go to the bank Monday to get this coin and take a better pic and make sure its not scratches on the holder.
Hope so too.
So this coin is at the bank in a holder? What I'm I missing?
Must be in a Safety Deposit Box.
Yes it is in a safety deposit box so I must retrieve it to check whats up.
(Sorry, I'm trying new material for "open mike" night on the stage...but the stage leaves @ 4, & I think I'm going to miss it.)
Yep, that is what it looks like doesn't it.
Yes quite a few. Now I am more anxious to get to the bank tomorrow to check all of them
I will check them all under at least 30X power. I have learned that I don't know what a coin looks like until I have looked at it under magnification. I certainly did not notice the scratches when I bought them.
For scratches this severe, the only magnification you might need are standard eyeglasses. If they are scratches, they should be quite obvious even at arms length.
When you say "details" what does that mean?
It can be "fun" to look at under high mag.; I do it a lot, but it does start playing tricks, especially with variable lighting & angles.
Really, the optimum mag is less than 20x, prob. 10 - 16x in most cases, depending on what you're looking for; beware the "lighting" tricks!
It means that it wouldn't straight grade (I can't grade it PR-64 or whatever it might be). The grade on the coin, if those are scratches, would be "Proof Details." If a coin has problems (cleaning, scratches, polished, doctored, etc), we say that it has UNC Details, or Proof Details, or VF details, as the case may be - numerical grades are reserved for problem free or market acceptable coins.
Guess my eyes are not as good as I thought. Certainly should have seen these.
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