Denmark 1914 5 Ore Grade Please

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by edduns, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    I just bought this 5 Ore for $6.00 and I would grade it AU50. I am new at grading foreign coins and I do like this coin - maybe AU 50 might be a little high?
    Just wondering what other members thoughts were. THX Ed
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  3. sam_raph

    sam_raph Active Member

    xf40 would be my opinion but I'm not great either
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I would put that in my book at AU-50 . Not alot of marks/dent in it and a nice even color that says it has not been handled much.
  5. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    I like that approach - especially if the coin has a weak strike. Thanks
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I have little doubt that's an AU coin. There aren't many elements to grade from with this design, but in this case, the beading is the best focal point.

    Looks like the coin has nice surfaces and color as well.

    Six bucks well spent, I think.
  7. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    Can go either way, XF or AU, but it really does not affect the value of the coin. I agree it's a nice pick-up for only six bucks. There are increasingly less and less coins this old and mintage under 1mil that you can get in high grade for this price. Also a nice looking coin with original "skin" and some remaining luster. Keep in mind that the luster on these things was never bright red to begin with :)
  8. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    I would say: Aunc.
  9. physics-fan3.14

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

    These sorts of very simple designs are extremely hard to grade. The amount of wear is very difficult to judge.

    For this coin, I would grade it based on the amount of luster present (which is difficult to judge from your pictures). If there is a decent amount of luster left, it is AU; if the luster is missing, or confined only to the very protected spaces, it is EF.

    It is impossible to judge the luster from your (static) pictures.
  10. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    I tilt the coin back and forth and the luster is right on - not shiny but sheeny. Thanks all you have been a big help. THX Ed
  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Exactly as it should be, then. I believe "satiny" is the most commonly used term. "Sheeny" is also an apt description, but unfortunately, that particular word also served as an antisemitic slur once upon a time.
  12. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    Thanks lordmarcovan - I am 70 and not up on this stuff.
  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    You'd probably have to be older than 70 to be up on that particular ethnic slur. I think its heyday was even before your time. Happily, it may be obsolete or nearly so now. I saw it in a movie about (but not contemporary to) Depression-era gangsters, and wondered what it meant.
  14. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    I would too. Nice looking coin. I like the Danish designs.
  15. Stork

    Stork I deliver Supporter

    With some luster I'd say a nice AU grade, just looks like a hint of wear around the crown's beads. I think Physics and LordM described that well. Looks like a lovely coin!

    LordM, I had never heard that slur--would not want to but my foot in my mouth (which is a semi-regular occurrence). In fact I only recently learned the origination of the grandfather clause, can be benign but not once you learn it's past .
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