Coins to be sent in for grading. Care to predict a grade?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Mark Metzger, May 19, 2020.

  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Hey all! I plan to send the following three coins in to PCGS to be graded in the coming weeks. I thought I’d post them up here for a long-term predict the grade thread. We all have lots of time on our hands, right...

    The three coins are all quite different and I have varied expectations for each.

    #1:
    1909 G 1/2 Mark - this is a lower mintage year/mark (607,000) and has a high book value though book values on German coins like this one mean next to nothing. I have seen many very highly graded (MS 66-68) examples of other 1/2 marks and am really just curious how this one will compare. It is a lovely coin in hand, with nice blue and rainbow toning.

    #2
    1893 South Africa Penny - this coin has an extremely low mintage (11,000) and is quite valuable in AU and MS grades. My only concern are the two spots on the reverse preventing a straight grade.

    #3:
    1682 Hungary 15 Kreuzer- boy Leopold the Hogmouth sure was ugly. I love the coin and think it compares favorably with several MS examples I’ve found online.

    Feel free to weigh in on any or all of these coins. I’ll update the thread when they return from the slab-factory.
    I photographed on two different backgrounds to show different characteristics.

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  3. David Betts

    David Betts Well-Known Member

    I do like the 1/2 mark and Krueger #2 corrosion cleaned?
     
  4. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Half Mark MS65
    Penny AU55
    15 Kreuzer MS details?
     
  5. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    1. MS64
    2. XF45
    3. AU Details - Cleaned (or) env damage (or) tooling

    Hopefully I'm not too harsh.
     
  6. jaytant

    jaytant Member

    If give a
    MS66 (unless the lines that look like a 1 and an A to the left and right of the one of the 1/2 are graffiti, then UNC details)
    AU55
    AU Details
     
  7. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    1. AU-58. I'm concerned about the attached material on the reverse wreath.

    2. AU-50, if it isn't details corrosion.

    3. AU-58, if it isn't details cleaned. Not familiar with these, but it is just too bright white and shiny.
     
  8. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    For world coins, do PCGS and NGC actually use a set of accepted standards, or do they just make up whatever they feel like?
     
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