GTG - Lexington 50c

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What did this coin grade at PCGS?

Poll closed Aug 19, 2018.
  1. MS64

    10.0%
  2. MS64+

    5.0%
  3. MS65

    25.0%
  4. MS65+

    30.0%
  5. MS66

    20.0%
  6. MS66+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Genuine

    10.0%
  1. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Very fresh coin, recently graded for the first time (PCGS) . . .

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  3. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Nice!!
     
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  4. What is the residue on the right side of the obverse?
     
  5. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I don't recall that being residue . . . just natural patina.
     
  6. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    What's going on on his thigh? Is that a reed-mark? I think, based on that large and prominent mark, I would call it a 64. The strike appears to be average, the luster is strong, and the patina is original and attractive.

    However, after just looking at a bunch of these on Heritage, grading seems to be all over the place on these things. I wouldn't be surprised with a 65. (The reverse is a solid 66 all day long).

    That was fun - I don't know that I've ever tried to grade a Lexington before.
     
  7. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death! Supporter

    65+ is my vote.
     
  8. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Yes, that it a reeding mark.

    Regarding the grading of Lexingtons, you don't know the half of it. Many Lexingtons have a somewhat hazy greenish look to them because of storage in the wooden boxes they were issued in. While it is not considered an impairment, it throws off many who are unfamiliar with this issue, and even causes a large number of them to be dipped. This one must have been removed from its box early on, as it lacks that look, yet remains original.
     
  9. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    I went with 66. Beautiful example no matter what number PCGS gave it..
     
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  10. ed wood 654

    ed wood 654 Grader & Entrepreneur /Aviation Executive

    Based on my recent pcgs experiences this would get a MS 64
     
  11. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    This is a tough one, I am on the fence between 64 and 65. I will give it a 65 based on it's luster and originality. The luster is very nice, but there are enough disturbances in the fields that if this were a Walker, I'd be guessing a 64.
     
  12. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Solid '65.......
     
  13. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Woo Hoo . . . Ed's back!
     
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  14. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death! Supporter

    Better quote his guess at 64 before he changes it...
     
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  15. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Shoot..........I'd overlooked that. Is he still taking his grading service 'public'? If so, it's a fine opportunity to get in on the ground floor......... devil.gif
     
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  16. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Okay folks . . . it's a . . . a . . . ugh . . . MS66? Can that be right?

    Yep, PCGS cert. No. 35878193 on its way back https://www.pcgs.com/cert/35878193
     
  17. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    I'm late to this party, but I agree it's a solid 66. That reeding mark blends in enough not to be a distraction, and the fields are super clean. Nice coin!
     
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Are you sure!!!!!
     
  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    We could learn alot from his numerous guesses
     
  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Ed and I are changing our guesses to MS66. Lol. We love you all day ed
     
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