GTG: 1947-S Booker T Washington Commemorative

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Grade is:

  1. MS 62

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. MS 63

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  3. MS 64

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. MS 65

    10 vote(s)
    50.0%
  5. MS 66

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  6. MS67

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. MS68

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Plus

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  9. Star

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  10. CAC

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
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  1. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Got this today. Working on the BTW set, half way there.

    Select-A-Grade above (and any special attributes); Comment as desired below. :cool:


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  3. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    My guess is 65+ CAC. Looks like a real blazer, nice pickup.
     
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  4. ddoomm1

    ddoomm1 keep on running

    MS-65
     
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  5. Morgandude11

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

  6. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I went with MS 66 star ....if I'm interpreting it correctly, there might just be enough reflectivity for a semi pl/close to pl or it could have also received it for intense luster (this isn't common but is stated as one of the ways a coin can earn a star)....overall the coin is mark free and appealing with only the reeding hit on the cheek being of some concern
     
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  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I went 65+, that reeding hit in the focal point hurts it IMO.
     
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  8. Morgandude11

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

    That is why I went 65. The coin is, unquestionably a gem grade. The hit on the cheek is fairly prominent—that might preclude a higher grade. Shame, as it is a beautifully lustrous coin.
     
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  9. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

  10. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    I think it's MS64*. Seeing a few minor, yet noticeable marks. Excellent luster is evident.

    Note- voted MS64; appended * afterwards :)
    Edit- updated vote; didn't realize I can re-cast.
     
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  11. CommemHalfScrub

    CommemHalfScrub Active Member

    64. 66 if the reeding damage was not there, and 65 if it was there but not in such a focal area.
     
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  12. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Premium Gem Luster and eye appeal but MS64 surfaces, yields MS65+
     
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  13. Morgandude11

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

    Thought about 65+, but that cheek mark negates the fabulous luster a bit.
     
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  14. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    65. The hit on the cheek is keeping it from being a solid 66. Great luster, though.
     
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  15. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    MS-64. The reed mark on Booker T's face, the minor mark on his cheek bone plus the usual rough planchet marks on his chin make this an MS-64.
     
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  16. markr

    markr Active Member

    @johnmilton I agree with your (and others) that the reed mark is tough and lowers the grade. But, exactly as you say, the rough planchet marks are common on BTWs because the strike didn't smooth out the planchet. Since they are so common, do you think they lower the grade?
     
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  17. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The planchet roughness can keep one from being an MS-67.
     
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  18. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Reveal coming soon....
     
  19. markr

    markr Active Member

  20. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Lots of 65's, and a few pluses were guessed. Some of you will disagree with the grade, but I think they gave it the bump from 65/65+ because of the booming luster (which I think all of you picked up on). I think the grade is fair, and in line with what I would expect from any of the top 4.

    Thanks for playing!

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  21. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I would've been in the 65 camp nice coin though
     
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