GTG: 1908 S Indian Head Cent

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  1. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    VF35 still nice.
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    VF-30 . Improving . ;)
  5. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    I'd go with almost EX Fine because 1908-S tend to have weaker strikes.
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  6. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Photos are pretty good. Nicely in focus and still good focus when blown up. Color looks pretty good. It looks like there's a little glare on the reverse at the top of the bow which makes me think you might have used only one light or maybe had it angled shallowly. Sometimes you have to do the shallow angle with low relief coins. So, if you only used one light, you might try two.

    To my eyes the coin is a VF-30 trending towards VF-35. Under current market grading for keys and semi-keys, I would not be surprised to see it get holdered at EF-40.
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  7. schnickelfritz48

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  8. Beefer518

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  9. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    VF35, cleaned.
  10. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I know its kind of had a rough life but what makes you think its cleaned.
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  11. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Why do you think its cleaned?
  12. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

  13. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    The color makes me think it's been cleaned. Where's the patina that should be on a coin with enough circulation to make it VF?
  14. This was conserved. If you look at it real close, you will see some signs of evo that has been slowed down and stopped.
  15. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    VF-20, looks cleaned to me also. To many variables in the tone, wear, and gouges. I like the coin but it has seen better days, in my opinion.
  16. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    VF. Either cleaned, or the image makes the coin brighter than it actually is.
  17. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

  18. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    VF-30. From the provided photos, cleaned might be an issue, but it’s not 100% certain.
  19. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    I can't see where you think it may be cleaned. The coin has to much crud on it to give me the impression of being cleaned. I think the lighting when it was photographed could lighten the surfaces. Also there were some problems with the alloys at times with Indian cents so that can affect how it looks. Looks normal to me for a mid grade 1908-S cent.
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  20. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Cant be more than VF. Where the ribbon with the diamonds crosses the hair is worn flat.
  21. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    My compliments, I think they're very good. I'm at VF35, too.
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