Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Lehigh96, Nov 24, 2020.
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There is a pretty good ding on Jeff's cheek which I believe limits the grade on an otherwise very clean coin to a MS66.
I also like the toning. It's different, but I like it.
I am at 66 5FS without that cheek hit. I think the obverse just barely reaches 65 but the reverse is carrying it and seems every bit 67.
There is a small cut on the very bottom step that keeps it from 6FS. I also see a pin head type ding that is under column 3 but seems that it is the exact height of a step and doesn’t seem to break any lines.
The toning seems like what you would see from sitting in an old album for some time.
Edit - after second guessing myself I think this coin makes 66 5FS. Idk why but I kept having my gut tell me that cheek hit isn’t as noticeable in hand.
@kSigSteve, I believe the reverse is 67 worthy. Looks like it qualifies for 5FS, too.
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