1957 S Roosevelt Dime

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Superloop, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    This appears to have FB. I have am pretty sure of that. It is really hard to get a good picture of that though. It is circulated but has a very lustrous shine that does not diminish on normal places and has very few scratches ect. The band is complete every where but has a very tiny nick in one band across from the b in Pluribus. This is a very high grade and I'm not sure what I should do with it. I am new to this. 2022-01-18-01-11-11-472.jpg 2022-01-18-01-01-31-271.jpg
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  3. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    I figured it out. No broken bands means not even a tiny nick. The coin can be almost flawless but it the value is based on the bands.

    Wish I hadn't even posted it lol
  4. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    This is a ‘57-D, not an S.

    Full Bands means several things to different TPGs. The upper and lower horizontal split bands need to be un-occluded, meaning not broken by contact marks or worn down to obliterate the line. There is some leeway given for very light contact marks on the split bands but the lines separating the bands have to be complete from one side to the other.

    The other focus is on complete vertical torch design bands, and you want these to be as pristine as you can find, with no or very light defects.

    The TPGs will use this and all their other grading criteria to determine if the coin has full bands, in their opinion.

    Close-ups of the split bands are needed to properly assess. I see blurry spots on the bands from those full-coin pics. If that is flat spots on the bands, this is not FB.

    Hopefully another member can point you to the site with the specific criteria, I can’t remember where that is.

    edited: @Superloop …I tagged you because I added some info.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2022
  5. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    I sure struggle with getting just the right lighting and angle for closeups with sharp detail. I'll try to get a more clear picture. Thanks Spark

    Best Regards
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  6. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    I'm not sure what to do with a tag. Sorry not sure where to go. I'm slow I know but I'm getting there lol
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

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  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Ooooh Ooooh, are we playing tag? Who's it @Spark1951 ? :smuggrin:
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  9. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    Lol thanks again
  10. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    I guess I’m “it”…but I am not the boogeyman…I mean, I like to boogie as much as anyone…but I digress…I am going to sleep now. Goodnight.

    @SensibleSal66 @Superloop Btw…thanks Sal for the info…Spark
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    It was a good question and gave other members a chance to refresh their understanding of this attribute. Experts will comment and we all will learn.
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  12. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    This is true. Well said.
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  13. Superloop

    Superloop Active Member

    Good answer. Well said Inspector
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I'm seeing a lot of contact marks and to me, it looks like it was polished. A nice addition to an album, but not good enough to bring a premium, IMO.
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