1971-S Kennedy

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  1. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    You're thoughts on this 1971-S Proof Kennedy. I can't find a flaw on it. 1971-S Obverse.jpg 1971-S Kennedy Reverse.jpg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Beautiful.. And my Birth year! I love it..
    UNUM looks strange though :watching:
     
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    @furham

    The one thing I learned from examining proof coins graded 69 & 70, is that it only takes a very small flaw, no bigger than the size of a pinpoint, to lower a grade to 69. I can see this with the coin in hand, but for me, it's impossible from a photo.

    Chris
     
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  5. Elodia Oaks

    Elodia Oaks Member

    Very nice I have some of these not as beautiful as yours but one you can see the lines in it and has a black tint to the cone
     
  6. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    I know it would have to grade awfully high to be worth getting graded. Especially as a single submission.
     
  7. Elodia Oaks

    Elodia Oaks Member

    These are mine
     

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  8. GenX Enthusiast

    GenX Enthusiast Forensic grammatician

    The only problem I see with grading that particular coin is that even in PR69 it's worth about what it would cost you to have it graded. In deep cameo it would probably be worth it. Hard to see by the photo;)
     
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  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    The Mint has perfected their production methods for proof coins so much that now the only ones that carry a decent premium are those that grade PF70UCAM (or DCAM).

    Chris
     
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  10. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    That wasn't the case in 1971.
     
  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    That is true, but the grading services, today, aren't using the standards that were prevalent in those days.

    Chris
     
  12. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    I was talking about the minting process in 1971. There are 0 graded 70 from 1971.
     
  13. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    This thread made me pull out the 6 proof sets I have in OGP! One of these days I am going to crack the ones open that look cam! I like to dream that not only would the half grade 69DC but so would the quarter...:rolleyes:
     
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