GTG: 1947-S Booker T Washington Commem

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Beefer518, Feb 19, 2021.


Grade is:

  1. MS62

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  2. MS63

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  3. MS64

    5 vote(s)
  4. MS65

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  5. MS66

    1 vote(s)
  6. MS 67

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  7. MS68

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  8. Plus

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  9. Star

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  10. CAC

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  1. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Another of my recent BTW pick-ups. This is a duplicate, as it was in a multi-coin lot.

    First set of pics are mine, second set are seller's photos.

    Gimme your grade!

    My Pics: Obv-web.jpg Rev-web.jpg

    Sellers: Obv-web-2.jpg Rev-web-2.jpg
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Same as before . MS-64
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  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Looks like it was cleaned.
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  5. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

  6. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    Die polish...

    I give it a 65. It’s tough to tell how much the marks on the portrait stand out in hand, so I could see 64 but will guess the clean fields and gem luster squeaked it into a gem holder. Nice frosty BTW
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  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    To much marks on his face for a 64 and some others also on the coin i went 63
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  8. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    '65........I suspect a lot of those parallel marks are on the 'lens' (holder) itself.

    With the sellers washed out photos, it almost suggests that he is trying to hide something......I like Beefers honest photogs better. :)
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  9. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Those are 100% die polish lines. Not at all visible in hand except when the light hits it at 45°, which is where my lights are. They're incredibly faint in hand.
  10. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    MS 65. Commemoratives in MS 65 are like Red-tailed hawks in the west. Look up in the sky and see a hawk and say RT and you would be right at least 80% of the time. Same with comms...MS65 with just a glance to make sure it is not wacked and you are prolly correct 80% of the time...:)
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  11. Morgandude11

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

    65. The lines are die polish for sure. Nice coin, with good eye appeal.
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  12. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

  13. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

  14. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    65 is awful generous for that coin just look at all those marks on the face!!!I was thinking they over graded it but went low on it.
  15. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Those are unstruck planchet marks.

    I think on BTW's, the severity of the unstruck marks is what determines a 65/66/67

    Nothing on the cheek gets a 67, some on cheek gets a 66, and cheek and forehead get a 65. All other things equal.
  16. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I missed this one somehow. I agree that it looks one point lower than the 66 in the other thread.
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