Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Lehigh96, Dec 3, 2019 at 4:41 PM.
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The luster appears quite strong, and the eye appeal is obviously quite attractive. There is some planchet roughness on his cheek, and there are a few noticeable contact marks in his hair. There don't appear to be many marks worth mentioning on the reverse.
Also, this clearly does not appear to have 6FS. I think these steps are above average, and might just barely qualify for 5FS.
Would this coin warrant a star designation by NGC?
Not in my opinion, no. The Star should be for exceptional eye appeal. It has fairly average eye appeal for a 67. It is attractive and lustrous, but the toning is mostly generic gold with some subtle highlights. This is not Star quality.
It really surprises me that PCGS didn't grade this coin FS.
If anybody would PCGS would. I think it deserves it.
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