GTG: 1855 Type 2 gold dollar

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Guess the grade

  1. MS62

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. MS61

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  3. MS60

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. AU58

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. AU55

    11 vote(s)
    31.4%
  6. AU53

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  7. AU50

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  8. XF45

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  9. XF40

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  10. Details ("problem" coin) - explain why you think so

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I was the photographer here, and had a somewhat tough time shooting this one.

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    For the record, I voted as if I did not know the answer, and pretended I was seeing the coin for the first time, in someone else's poll.

    Edit: my hypothetical vote, based on what I might have said if I didn’t know the answer, was AU53. That is not necessarily the actual grade on the holder.
     
  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I went MS61. I see no wear across the princess' hair and I can even make out the veining in the reverse oak leaves. I think she is MS but I feel the fields would prevent any higher MS grade..... I am not a grader but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
     
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    There’s no MS61 vote showing. Just my AU53 “pretend I don’t know the answer” grade, and someone’s AU55. Changed your mind, perhaps?

    You’ve seen this one in person.
     
  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I failed to press the cast my ballot button. I am so not a digital guy...
     
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Ah, there ‘tis.
     
  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

    Umm AU55 for you Princess . :happy:
     
  9. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I voted 55.
     
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  10. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    I'll go along with AU53, it does have the appearance of having spent a small amount of time in use.
     
  11. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    Me too. Looks like mid-AU, weakly struck w/decent luster and original surfaces.
     
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  12. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    AU-55ish.......Same as my German friend. :)
     
  13. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    I'll guess 58 pretty nice strike for this issue.
     
  14. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

  15. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I went AU 53. It is really hard to tell if it is the lighting or wear.
     
  16. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Yeah, I read the images as having luster everywhere but the high points.
    At least we're not betting like the guy in this short story:https://www.classicshorts.com/stories/south.html
     
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  17. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

  18. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

  19. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I voted “problem coin.” It has AU sharpness, but the surfaces appear to dull and lifeless as if it’s been cleaned. Although this type frequently has strike issues, which impairs the sharpness of the design features, luster is usually not an issue. If it has a grade, I would give it EF-45 because of the dullness.
     
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  20. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    I‘m pretty sure this is an AU58
     
  21. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I have found that the 1855-P is better struck, on average, than the 1854-P.

    This piece is graded MS-63.

    1855 Gold Dol All.jpg

    This one is graded MS-64.

    1854 Ty2 Gold 64 All.jpg
     
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