Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Beefer518, Jan 19, 2021.
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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.
Note- voted MS64; appended * afterwards
Edit- updated vote; didn't realize I can re-cast.
Thought about 65+, but that cheek mark negates the fabulous luster a bit.
@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?
The planchet roughness can keep one from being an MS-67.
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