Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Morgandude11, Mar 29, 2023.
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@Morgandude11 Do you find that attractive?
In hand, it is very typical Peace Dollar, with far from unusual crusty toning. I like it. Someone who likes a blast white dipped Peace Dollar would not like it.
***Hint. This coin has the exact same grade, and was obviously dipped. Is that a help? I would like this thread as a learning experience.
Same here. No eye appeal
That is not a grade. Read the directions.
The second example picked at random with the crusty toning graded MS 62. So, all 3 are sliders. Toning or lack thereof generally does not affect grading of Peace Dollars. It is a matter of taste. Most Peace Dollars tone with crusty toning. It is rare to find a rainbow toned Peace Dollar. If one does find a monster rainbow Peace Dollar, they have huge (10x) premiums, in my experience.
Really? The toning on this coin, and others, would be like trying to grade a coin with gauze over your eyes. Just my opinion. Too much hidden to really tell.
This was an easy coin to grade. Also, given that so many coins are bought sight unseen, learning to grade coins like this is essential. @ddddd is right about the way he sees it. That is almost certainly a MS coin, hiding under heavy toning. The AU 58 was probably conservative, as I see MS surface preservation there. If I cracked it out, and dipped it, it would look sharper than coin #2 that I posted. I won’t, as crusty toning is so common on Peace Dollars. Under a good lamp, the coin glows, but you can’t see it in those photographs. I posted it for a learning experience in grading toned Peace Dollars, as a lot of the original surface ones look just like this. Do I think the toning is an asset? No, but it isn’t a liability either. A lot of the dipped Peace Dollars of that era look washed out and lusterless, after a dip.
MS 63,this war nickel is similar to yours I bought it because I thought it looked unique.Some would say details but it has strong luster,nice strike,and no obvious major hits enough to penalize.
One way or the other, Peace dollars often manage to be the ugliest in the bunch, at least according to my eye.
They do not tone attractively, the way Morgans did. The humid storage in mint bags benefitted Morgan toning. Peace dollars did not get the same benefit of some gorgeous rainbows.
Here is another example of a dipped Peace Dollar. This is one of the toughest to find that is attractive in MS. The 35s is a conditional rarity in higher MS. This was graded MS 63 by PCGS, and looks lusterless. I am sure this one was an ugly battleship gray, and got the ugly toning rinsed off of it. Would I spend $675 ( asking price) for this coin? Heck no!
That MS 62 is the least attractive example of all (at least to my eye). The blast white is ok but the spots detract from the eye appeal. Your toned 58 is the nicest of the three. I personally don't care for that look but I don't see it as environmental damage. Rainbow toning on Peace Dollars is quite rare (and pricey) so I still don't have a "keeper" for my set (the hunt continues). Currently I have one raw blast white for my Dansco type set and a placeholder for my toner set (has a cool pattern but not the liveliest of colors).
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