GTG: Guess the Grade - World's Fair of Money Edition

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by mikenoodle, Aug 17, 2022.

  1. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    Hey everyone. Here is a $10 Gold that we saw at the World's Fair of Money both raw, and post grading by PCGS.

    Can you guess the grade on this beauty? Answer to follow on Saturday. 1797 Gold 10 raw - obv.jpg 1797 Gold 10 raw - rev.jpg
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I don't know the series well enough to make an educated guess.... But now that I have cleaned all the slobber off my keyboard, I will make an uneducated guess at AU50.
  4. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It’s a little fuzzy in the flip but it doesn’t look to me as though it’s cleaned. First thought is AU55, somewhere in there in the middle. The glare may be obscuring or “smoothing out” the sharpness some. It could just as well be MS. Good looking coin, Mike.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    No matter what the grade is it will always still be Au

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  6. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    Good one, Paddy!!! Au = Gold
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  7. jultorsk

    jultorsk New Member

    Not my area of expertise at all, but I'll play and go for AU58 - it's a lovely coin!

    Wish I had had a chance to visit the Fair, hopefully next year. :)
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  8. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

  9. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    AU55. Looks to be some wear in areas like around the eyes and lustre loss over much of the coin. There appears to be a scratch above 2nd cloud from the right on reverse toward rim.
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  10. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    53. Hard to grade from photos anyway and gold inside a flip is even harder. But I see wear (not just luster breaks) and not much luster left. Obverse rim dings from K9 to K12. Scratch/indent on reverse between S and O. My personal grade would be XF-45 but I think the TPG will go easy on this coin.

    Nice coin. I love this design and this example of it, just wish I could afford one.
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  11. kaosleeroy108

    kaosleeroy108 The Mahayana Tea Shop & hobby center

    I tend to agree with your diagnosis, although the obverse/reverse is not missing feathers it would. I would venture to give it an ms 61 on the high side, now hear me out its not flat worned although its high points are showing wear over all its features at consistent with an on a high point ms 60 -ms 61 low point xf 45
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  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am guessing 53. 50 obverse: The slight halos around the devices and light wear on the highpoints. Also, the curls at temple and cheek look a little flat. 55 on the reverse. Just slight high point wear.
    Pretty coin.
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  14. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I grade it:

    I'll give you 20 X face.
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  15. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    I'd say AU-58, but could see it as a slider and coming in at the low 60's also.
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I'll go 55 on it and echo @Randy Abercrombie 's comment about slobbering all over one's keyboard.
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Oh so this an an auction? I’ll go 21 X face. :)
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  18. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I am torn between XF-45 and AU-50. I will guess AU-50 as my final answer.
  19. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I’m guessing the slab says 62 or higher but that’s not how I would grade it
  20. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    There isn't much luster coming from the images?
    Just wondering how we can help grade this album coin?
  21. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    That is one beautiful Au nugget.

    I'm seeing XF45 to AU50. I'm going to commit to AU50. I believe this beauty gets a decent amount of wiggle room from the TPG.

    Gotta ask you @kaosleeroy108 are you a weatherman by profession? That's a whole lot of hedging your bet right there ;)
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