Grade the obverses

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Pickin and Grinin, Oct 1, 2022.

  1. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    How does one go about grading a modern Quarter?
    Anyone else like the design?
    When you are grading don't forget these are clad.
    I took every photo in the same position and settings.
    1 upload_2022-9-30_23-30-17.jpeg
    2 upload_2022-9-30_23-30-44.jpeg
    3 upload_2022-9-30_23-31-5.jpeg
    4 upload_2022-9-30_23-31-33.jpeg
    5 upload_2022-9-30_23-31-56.jpeg
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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    And a slightly different light.
    1 upload_2022-9-30_23-58-3.jpeg
    2 upload_2022-9-30_23-59-39.jpeg
    3 upload_2022-10-1_0-2-0.jpeg
    4 upload_2022-10-1_0-3-23.jpeg
    5 upload_2022-10-1_0-4-42.jpeg

    I will get the corresponding reverses over the weekend.
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    They are all AU ?? Best I can do at this hour, sorry.
    Why does he look so Grumpy??o_O:smuggrin:
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  5. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    It must be the wooden teeth:D
  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Boy, tough crowd.
    I forgot how much people despise grading moderns.

    As for the coins Sal. 4 out of the 5 would grade MS.
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  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I would grade all at least a 62,depending on the reverses a few 63's are possible.
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  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    62 or 63 sounds about right.
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  9. WashQuartJesse

    WashQuartJesse Member Supporter

    I noticed and set one of these aside the other day. Just put the 5x to it. Full of gorgeous mint luster and planchet flaws. Good question, Pickin. Feels lighter in hand than an older clad, too?
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  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I will get the reverses posted here soon.
    What I will remind everyone watching and reading is that these are a clad planchet and most of what you see is a planchet defects.
    These coins don't show the same luster as we are used to with the old designs, and each different reverse is going to cause weakness on the obverse in different areas. No matter how well the coin was struck.
    So, I guess what I am saying is that we have to almost forget roughness in the highest points of the design. Just focus on the contact and any abrasions in the luster.
    And above all the strike has to be full or near full to grade anywhere near 65.

    I like putting away rolls of newly released coins and try to only put the best ones away that I can find.
  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Here are the reverses same order.
    Same lighting and settings.
  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    So, here is an MS66
    The scrape and contact on the cheek, IMO should have kept this coin at a 65 or lower,
    Thats besides the point. This coin below is riddled with Planchet roughness.
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