Grade opinions, better photos

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by beaver96, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    Let's try this again with some better photos. I picked these up yesterday at my LCS. What do you think. I paid $30 each.
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll go with 63 on both.
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  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    For $30 apiece, you did okay in the current market. I would grade the 1879 MS-61. The cheek has a lot of marks. The 1887 is MS-62, maybe 63. The marks on the cheek might be a bit deep for the higher grade.
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  5. longshot

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  6. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    #1 Very nicely struck; no obvious scratches but there are a LOT of luster breaks.
    At best MS-61 and maybe only AU.

    #2 MS-63, maybe MS-64
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  7. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    63 at most on both coins.
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  8. Jaelus

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  9. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Active Member

    The price you paid seems fine...even a bargain considering not much more than some recent silver prices...and photos are good! I'd go a 62 on the 1879 and maybe a 63 on the 1887. That said, even with the big two (or three) TPG, it depends on the grader(s), from one day to the next (bad day/mood v good day/mood), the day of the week and even the time of day, etc...IMO.
  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Good luck
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  11. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Well-Known Member

    The price is good. I'd grade the 1879 S at 61 and the 1887 at 62-63. The 1879 is just too baggy for a higher grade IMO and the reverse fingerprints are a real turnoff. The 1887 looks to have been dipped at some point. All in all, good finds for the price.
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  12. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    Thanks all for giving your opinions.
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  13. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

    This, because I couldn't have said it better.
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  14. mike estes

    mike estes Active Member

    great pictures!! 62 on the 1st coin and 63+ on the 2nd coin. good luck
  15. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    The 79-S looks pretty "crunchy" on the face, so I'll say 61 on that one. The 87 looks less marked up, and the fields are pretty clean, but I can't tell how deep the marks are. If they're just light grazes, then 63, otherwise 62.
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