GTG 1995 FS-501

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What is the grade on the slab

  1. MS64

    12.5%
  2. MS65

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. MS66

    25.0%
  4. MS67

    37.5%
  5. MS68

    25.0%
  6. MS69

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  1. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    You know how this works, Please vote and if you want to write your opinion please say so and why you guessed what you did.
    There are some key markers used to correctly attribute and grade this Variety.
    One is identifying the die stages.
    Here is Variety Vistas page one this particular coin.
    http://varietyvista.com/01b LC Doubled Dies Vol 2/1995PDDO001.htm
    The other is having a good reference as to photos and value.
    Here is Coin Facts.
    https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1995-1c-ddo-fs-101-040-rd/38105

    Good Luck!
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I went with 66. Nice coin. With enough luster 67.
     
  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

  5. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I went with 67 ...looks to be fairly flawless
     
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    MS-66 . Stage A
     
  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The reverse is a stage B. Notice the die chip on the column?
     
  8. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    MS 66. IMO the details aren't as sharp as the coin given a 67 by PCGS.
     
  9. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    67
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2020
  10. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    I went 68. I'm trying to break out of my conservative grading shell...:)
     
  11. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    My guess is PCI 68 RD
     
  12. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I went with MS66, the luster shown in those photos just doesn’t look good enough for 67 or better.
     
  13. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    If the top and front of the hair is correct in the image . Red 64
     
  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    That is a scuff on the plastic, and a hard time getting to all the high points through the slab. The coin is well struck, it does though have some plating blisters. They definitely limited the grade, despite nice smooth luster in hand. @Lehigh96
     
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  15. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  16. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I went with MS67. I think the rims held it back from a 68.
     
  17. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    I’m thinking MS 66. Beautiful coin.
     
  18. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

  19. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Alright time to call it.
    This was graded by NGC. The plating blisters are there but you have to look for them. This one seems to be topped out at 68RD. I just don't see the luster in hand that I see present on coins graded 69.
    Still I am happy with it.
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  20. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Well, I was going to guess MS-67RD. Glad to see I was a bit conservative. :)
     
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  21. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Yeah, It was getting late for me. So I posted the reveal.
    There are 2 MS 68+RD's on Heritage now with a buy it now of $975.
     
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