Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Beefer518, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:34 AM.
Title says it all, really...
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Lots of tiny ticks, but wonderful luster. MS63
I agree. If it weren't for the luster then A 62
Too much light is overexposing the high points making grading impossible.
I hear ya....
The photos below are from the auction house, they are not as sharp, and was what I had to go on. I also have a set of pics with different lighting at home that I can post later. Both my other set and the auction's pics show zero luster, but the luster is very strong.
AU58 with perimeter and interior die cracks on the reverse. If they overlook the slight wear, MS63 with perimeter and interior die cracks on the reverse.
The die cracks are what make the coin. It's the FS-901 variety, and why I bought it.
I'm going to add that I have been staring at this coin incessantly. I do see a break in the luster on the Pilgrim's cheekbone, but nowhere else on the obverse. On the rev, The mast *may* be showing a break in the luster, but I really can't tell.
I was expecting a break in the luster on the corner of the Bible, as it looks like there is wear, but I still see luster there. I'm wondering if it could just be a slightly weak strike in that locale.
When I was buying the coin, I was expecting AU58, but now that I have it in hand, I'm stumped.
Why is it so much more difficult to grade your own coins then other people's?!?!?
Yeah, good one. Cracks are always a nice, unique touch.
Interesting coin, I see a branching die crack on the rev at NARY and the top of the mizzen. Grade? I'll guess 64, I think the vertical mark in the left obv field holds it back. looks like great luster.
Where I thought I saw the luster breaks were on the corner of the book, the back of Pilgrim's upper arm near the shoulder, and the hull of the ship just below the shrouds on the main mast.
62 cool variety
This is the other set of pics I took:
I think this i ages catches it best ...nice coin
I can see it grading anywhere in the 58 to 64 range.
I would personally call it an MS 63+
62, but nice
I could see 58 to 62. Love the die cracks. This is one of my favorite designs. The withdrawn face of the pilgrim...the waves on the ocean. Well done.
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