Grading help

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by GH#75, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. GH#75

    GH#75 Active Member

    I would like some help grading this quarter. I bought it for 1.60 at a collecting store. It was the only coin there, minus the others like it. I looked it up on NCG, and for every grade in mint state, there is a big difference. I know it is uncirculated, but I don’t know the exact grade. I was hoping one of you might be able to help me find out the grade. Thank you in advance.
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll go with 64 or 65.
     
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  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I am not much good at grading, so, I'll go with awesome.
     
  5. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    I like inspector43 comment!!! I’m still learning on grading but I would guess 64.. clean coin !!
     
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  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Nice coin. icon_smile_agree.gif @ldhair

    You're not planning on sending it off for grading are you?
     
  7. physics-fan3.14

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

    Probably 66. Nice coin, but not worth a whole lot in such low grade.
     
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  8. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Old fashioned grading would be MS-63, “commercial MS-64, because of the scattered marks on the obverse that are easy to see. State Quarter grading standards, when the coins were popular it would have been MS-65. It would be much higher without the marks because of the luster.

    A dealer I know was selling certified Delaware Quarters to customers in”MS-65” holders circa 2000 for $45 each. I took one look at them and said, “pocket charge in a slab.” A couple of shows later, one of his customers showed up at a show and wanted do him bodily harm. At that point that point I was glad that I was not in the slabbed State Quarter business.
     
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  9. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    This thread makes me wonder how many people collect certified state quarters. To my eye this is an easy MS66 with a shot at MS67. That said, these don’t really go up in value till they reach MS68.

    I’m pretty sure @cpm9ball mentioned that he made money selling registry quality state quarters, maybe he will see this and give his opinion.
     
  10. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Capital Photogs, GH.......:) The white balance is a tad off, but a minor flaw easily corrected.......:)
     
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  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    In my opinion, it will never make 67, but that would be a moot point since it would cost more to grade it than a 67 would be worth. And, that even includes a grading special from ANACS. ~ Chris
     
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  12. GH#75

    GH#75 Active Member

    Thank you all! No, I am not sending it in for grading, just wasn’t sure what the grade was. But thank you for all the help!
     
  13. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Does that mean you think it is an MS66? Or something lower? My grade is high end MS66.
     
  14. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Sorry, Paul. I guess I just misunderstood your question. Yes, I think it would grade 66, but no chance for a 67. The reason I believe that it is a moot point is because SQ's in 67 only sell for about $10-15. So, it makes no difference if it grades 66 or 67. ~ Chris
     
  15. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Agreed but this is a perfect coin for a gem grade album collection.
     
  16. physics-fan3.14

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

    Absolutely! This is the perfect sort of coin for an album.
     
  17. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    And I don't mean to beat a dead horse in this thread, but this is an old photo of an MS68 State Quarter that I used to own for comparison sake.

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  18. physics-fan3.14

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

    Yes, I suspect Mr. Rodney and his horse have been dead for quite a few years ;)

    And, if that's a 68, then I might not be surprised to see the OP's coin as a 67.
     
  19. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Really? Man, that looks like a lot of chatter on that coin for a 68! Unless it's on the slab. But congrats!!
     
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  20. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    If that mark on Washington’s jaw is really there, it’s not an MS-68.
     
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