GTG; 1921 Alabama Commemorative

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Grade is:

  1. AU58 or Lower

    2 vote(s)
  2. MS60

    1 vote(s)
  3. MS61

    3 vote(s)
  4. MS62

    7 vote(s)
  5. MS63

    4 vote(s)
  6. MS64

    2 vote(s)
  7. MS65

    2 vote(s)
  8. MS66

    0 vote(s)
  9. Plus

    1 vote(s)
  10. CAC

    5 vote(s)
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  1. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Just got this in the mail today.

    I know how you guys love doing Commemorative GTG's (o_O), I knew I had to get this up as soon as possible. ;)

    My pics aren't the greatest (rushed/experimental), so I'm also including seller's pics (2nd set).
    Color is truer in seller's photos, and is just a tad more golden.

    Obv-HDR-Web.jpg Rev-HDR-Web.jpg Orig Obv.jpg Orig Rev.jpg
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  3. potty dollar 1878

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  4. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    That's tough... I'm not sure but I went MS61+
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I’m not good at Commemoratives and the toning makes it hard to see the coin but I went MS-62 on it.
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  6. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I'm not familiar with this issue so I don't know if the reverse is wear or weak strike. Since I don't see wear on the obverse, I'm going to say the reverse is very weakly struck. I don't see any distracting marks, so I'm going to say MS-62.
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  7. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    What a tough coin to grade from photos. I’ll go with MS63. I like the original surfaces, Looks like something CAC would like too.
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  8. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    MS 63....I don't think there is any wear, it's a bit crusty, and overall it looks nice
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  9. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    '65.....and I like your shots better, Beefer. :)
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  10. markr

    markr Active Member

    I know this issue comes weakly truck but this example seems especially weakly struck, especially as noted by @Publius2 on the reverse. It's hard to see through the toning but the fields look good, so I think it's definitely MS. I, personally, am not a huge fan of the toning but this may be the photos. I can't tell about the luster, which makes grading the coin tough. I'll go MS63.
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  11. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    I think commems with this look often get graded MS62.
    I'm probably well off the mark...
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  12. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    If your pics are "rushed/experimental," you're doing pretty good...!
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  13. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    At least they look honest..........:)
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  14. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I'm at Ms-63 CAC assuming poor strike of reverse.
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  15. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

    MS62 weak strike
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I wavered between 63 and 64. Gave it the benefit of the doubt and threw my dart at 64.
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  17. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I went with 63 also
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  18. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I am sure that this coin is in a Mint State holder, but I don’t think it’s Unc. This issue does come flat struck on the highest points of the first portrait and more so on the eagle on the reverse. Having said that, those points look to be flatly struck and rubbed to me. The toning complicates things, especially when you are grading from photos.

    My guess is that it’s in an MS-61 holder. My “real grade” is AU-58.
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  19. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I'll piggy back on John's post above, but I've seen heavily toned coins such as this one, graded at MS66, if the appearance of wear is just a weak strike. On this coin, the eagle looks worn to me, not just a weak strike. JMHO
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    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

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    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

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