GTG: 1937 Antietam

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  1. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Getting back into things, been away from CT for quite some time. I figure you guys need a little commemorative inspirations.

    Anyway, have at it!

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  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    MS 64
    ...looks nice!
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    64 the dings on both faces definitely took its grade down beatiful tonning.
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  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Those cheek dings are unfortunate
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  6. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    I'm saying a very nice MS65
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  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I feel like those two massive bag marks on the cheek really bring it down, esp since they're in such an important place
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  8. Morgandude11

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

    65. Beautiful toning. If it is NGC, it got a star.
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    JCKTJK Active Member

    ding on the cheek, rim at 11:00, with low mintage I am going with 64, maybe 64+?
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  10. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Slab grade MS-64, my grade MS-63, at least for value.

    The toning and original look are wonderful. Those two marks are in about the worst place they could be. They would bug the devil out of me, especially since most of these coins are high grade.

    I am writing for the benefit of collectors who are shopping for these coins. You can find this coin without the obvious marks easily.
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  11. Morgandude11

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

    That is putting down the OP’s coin. Your last paragraph is unpleasantly judgemental. Just say your grade, describe the pluses and minuses, and don’t pass judgement on whether or not the collector can do better, or not. I happen to disagree, as the toning makes it an attractive coin.
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  12. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I disagree. You should read it and learn. I am speaking from over 50 years of experience ... of having to listen the excuses when a dealer won’t buy or gives you a low ball offer.

    Remember it’s a lot easier to buy than than sell.
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  13. Morgandude11

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

    I have an equal amount of experience. Your comment was obnoxious. GTG is an experience for collectors to learn. One points out assets and liabilities of a coin, and then to intimate that a buyer could do better? Gratuitously insulting. I should “learn from you?” Yes, it is to be rude an insulting to another collector. I learned!
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  14. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Well, your aggressive language is out of line. I am soon going to be done with you. I am under no obligation to bow to you bullying.
  15. Morgandude11

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

    You are pompous, and don’t add to the merits of this exercise. Glad we have the ignore button here. :) Beefer, it is a really attractive coin, with a couple of dings that slightly affect the grade. I think you did well, based on the beautiful toning. I stand by the 65 grade, with attractive toning.
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  16. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Classic commems are usually graded more on luster, strike, and eye appeal since surface preservation is usually excellent. I think this coin without the reed mark in the obverse focal area would grade MS66 easily and I don’t think that mark drops it two grades.

    MS65 for me.

    I love tab toned commems and the conjoined busts of the Antietam and Gettysburg are two of my favorites.
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  17. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Okay, you are ignored @Morgandude11.

    Frank opinions obviously offend you.
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  19. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    Awesome coin. I’ll go with 64.
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  20. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Out on a limb at '66......
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  21. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    I think 64, due to the reed marks on the cheek. Still very attractive toning.
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