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

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  1. imrich

    imrich Supporter! Supporter

    What Saturday did you have in mind to divulge the grade given the coin?

    I don't normally care, but this is an exception!
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  3. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Mint luster is very important when one is grading these coins. The IP photo shows very little of it. I see frost in protected areas, but not much elsewhere. It's really not possible to grade this from the IP photos, especially when a few grading points mean thousands of dollars.
  4. imrich

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  5. imrich

    imrich Supporter! Supporter

    I'd beat @Treashunt bid at that grade, and offer C.D.N. Greysheet value.

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  6. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Over graded in my opinion. The big mark on Ms. Liberty's right breast is enough to take it out of the MS-66 class. When you blow up the photo, you will see many other marks.

    Compare it with this one, which is an MS-65, CAC.

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  7. imrich

    imrich Supporter! Supporter

    As an avid CAC Gold collector, generally specializing in plus graded coins, I'm in full agreement with you.

    I have many MS63+ and MS64+ CACed coins that have flawless fields/devices with uniform "cartwheel" luster.

    Generally more "Bang for the Buck".

    I generally will not buy unsight-seen coins on the internet
    because of coins being graded, as in my example.

    I generally purchase from eBay sellers also having an off-line business, in addition to on-line, who I can trust from watching their sales.

    For an experienced volume collector, generally it only takes less than a minute to establish a purchase candidate.

    I try to examine every pre-1933 Quarter Eagle and larger Gold coin posted on the internet, and purchase 1-2 coins weekly.

    I've enjoyed your posted selections, believed having proper+ grading.

  8. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    Sorry for the delay.

    Here’s the answer. Now share your thoughts…

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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I got it correct. Do I win the coin?
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  10. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Fairly graded and happy I got this one....
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  11. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    Actually, the luster is basically flat like the photos. So I think the photos give you everything you need to grade it, but don’t take my word for it, look at all of the correct answers.
  12. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

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  13. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    Seems like a fair grade, although that scratch across the field and face... it barely shows up in the hair in your first photo, but quite obvious in the slab image. I wonder if there will be a TrueView (not yet).
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  14. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

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  15. imrich

    imrich Supporter! Supporter

    LOL, Dealer C.D.N. value quoted for that coin is still ~TEN times your offer.

    I'd still offer my previous bid, only 200X face! LOL

  16. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I guessed 53 but that's a win for photo-grading a gold coin. At least I'll pat myself on the back and come up with any rationale to justify it.

    I've been re-reading Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad and there was never a more cynical but amusing take on the human ability to fool ourselves.
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  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Guessed the same, not enough luster IMO.
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