Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ToughCOINS, Aug 12, 2018.
Very fresh coin, recently graded for the first time (PCGS) . . .
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What is the residue on the right side of the obverse?
I don't recall that being residue . . . just natural patina.
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.
65+ is my vote.
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.
I went with 66. Beautiful example no matter what number PCGS gave it..
Based on my recent pcgs experiences this would get a MS 64
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.
Woo Hoo . . . Ed's back!
Better quote his guess at 64 before he changes it...
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.........
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
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!
Wanna say. Ms64. Could be way off. +
Are you sure!!!!!
We could learn alot from his numerous guesses
Ed and I are changing our guesses to MS66. Lol. We love you all day ed
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