Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by tpsadler, Mar 4, 2016.
Can anyone guess the grade. Answer on Saturday.
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Would make it an AU 58.
Looks like it then re-toned naturally, and was probably graded a 62 or a 63.
I think what you are seeing is from a weak strike. It doesn't look like wear to me.
Does it have wear, or doesn't it?
All of you done well .. Getting a photo of a toned coin can be a real treat .. least for me .. This photo is how it looks in person as best as it could be photographed. Most O Mint Morgan are weak stuck this one is not an exception One thing it has going for it is the OGH
That's it....I'm gonna hafta build a new CT trophy case
To some collectors, the highlighted area would indicate a circulated coin,but, if you look closely, there appears to be luster here, which would actually indicate a weak strike.
This is how you can tell the difference between a weak strike and wear. Granted, it's much easier to do so in-hand than in a photo.
The obverse toning makes it much harder to highlight this, and, could easily be confused with wear in the hair.
I agree, also the flatness of the Eagle Breast feathers or the very little detail along with the flatness of the mint mark should toning or bag marks hide any of the other areas.
The area directly over the Ear on the Obverse with luster still showing is good also identifying a weak strike..
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