A first for me - Show Grading - Guess the grade part 4 of 5 (Texas)

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  1. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Parts 1, 2, & 3 are now in the books; check them out here:




    Now we move on.

    Please guess the original grade and the new grade (originally PCGS and now PCGS). Are they the same or different?

    Here I am including two photos (a PCGS TrueView and a photo from the seller).

    zx1.jpg zx2.jpg
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Beautiful toning. :cool:
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  4. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    64 to a 65 I guess...
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  5. Abramthegreat

    Abramthegreat Well-Known Member

    I have no idea... 63-64?
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  6. ddddd

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  7. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member


    OBV MS66
    REV MS66

    Original MS66
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  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Thats a beauty ddddd.
    65 to a 65
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    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    One of these has to be a winner for you, so I'll say 66 to 66+.
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  10. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Gorgeous coin. Love the toning, and the clean strike, given the high relief design. I think the grade was unchanged. It was a 65 originally, and a 65 after crack out. I know you were going for the 66, for obvious marketability reasons, but they did not cooperate. The toning obscures the luster a bit—I think the coin is a luster bomb, but as is often the case, toning mutes it a bit.
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  11. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    64 to 65
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  12. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite coin designs and yet I still don't own one. I would call it a liner between 64 and 65. I think it was originally a 65 and stayed that way. The eye appeal of the toning around the rim helped elevate the grade and hold it at 65.
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  13. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    MS65 to MS65.
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  14. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

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  15. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    65 to 65
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  16. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    That's what I was hoping for too...but did PCGS want to help me out? :p
  17. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    *Grade reveal below*

    @KBBPLL and others scoring at home, it's 0 for 4 as this one stayed the same too. Man PCGS sure has gotten consistent in grading (at least when it comes to my subs :p). It was originally a 66 and came back 66. The coin has "bowl luster" on the Eagle side (somewhat like you would find on some 1882-S Morgans) and nice color. The PCGS TrueView helps capture the color and will be useful if I sell the coin (it's been a keeper but I did find a second one that might best this one). Plus, some of the people that asked about the coin when I originally posted it wanted the TrueView photos-there are buyers who pass on coins if that photo isn't there; you can't even convince them if the coin has a great photo from someone like @jtlee321 :banghead:.

  18. Tamaracian

    Tamaracian 12+ Yr Member--Supporter Supporter

    MS-64 to MS-65 before I saw your reveal. I tend to grade Commemoratives more conservatively than regular issue coins.
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  19. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    Damn. I was 66 and stayed 66 before I saw it.
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  20. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    That's a great looking coin. My initial impression was 66 with no change (cross my heart and hope to die!)
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  21. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    I have always had a tough time with trying to grade a coin thru not only the plastic, but all the toning, stains, and carbon spots...I'll probably never get it right, so I'll just leave that part to the graders and go on guessing in the blind.:happy:
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