Guess the grade #166

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1923-S PCGS Grade?

Poll closed Mar 2, 2011.
  1. 58

  2. 60

    0 vote(s)
  3. 61

    0 vote(s)
  4. 62

  5. 63

  6. 64

  7. 65

  1. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    1923-S PCGS slabbed

    I tried, but this one was hard to catch.

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  3. bahabully

    bahabully Junior Member

    63+1... don't like to give the+1 here as pcgs is often tough on woodies,,, but what the heck.. let it ride.
  4. jcakcoin

    jcakcoin New Member

    Weak hair and TRUST (common), and a few minor scratches

  5. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    PCGS seems to like these woodies more than I do -- I consistently overgrade these coins. I want to grade it 63, but guessed 64 for that reason.
  6. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    Going with 63 myself. Just seemed weak all around - still a nice coin.
  7. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    kind of a slider piece A/U- M/S in my opinion hard to tell from the pic
  8. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Awesome coin! LOVE IT!

    BadThad 65
    TPG 64
  9. sro114

    sro114 New Member

    That is a super nice piece. I would also call it 65 but I think PCGS gave it a 63. The two woodies I have submitted have not returned as expected/hoped rom pcgs.
  10. Shoewrecky

    Shoewrecky Coin Hoarder

  11. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    I'll go MS-63 , This is a tough coin for me . it'll probably slab at 64 .
  12. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    What I really like is the horizontal woodgraining. You don't see these very often, it's almost always angled. If I saw this coin, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
  13. bahabully

    bahabully Junior Member

    Me too....
  14. EyeEatWheaties

    EyeEatWheaties Cent Hoarder

    65 cause that its about as good as it gets for that year... except i bet it only went 64

    nice coin!
  15. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

  16. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    I don't know just where to put this coin. Woodies are hard to photograph, hard to see in hand and the TPG's seem to be even harder on them with their grading. All of that being said, this is about the best struck 23-S I have seen - and I mean searching Heritage's 64's and 65's to see if there is a better struck coin. BTW, in hand, there is a lot more red to the coin than shows on the pictures. There are only a couple little ticks on it and it has at least descent luster. I cannot tell you why it did not get a 64 safe for the wood graining. PCGS called this a 63. That does not surprise me considering it is a woodie, but I think it should go a bit higher.

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  17. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Thanks again rlm , didn't know PCGS was hard on woodies . Is NGC the same ?
  18. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    We lost a couple from last week and we had some movement at the top (aside from baha).

    Top 10. Columns are rank, name, average, and number of guesses.
    1. bahabully 0.250 50
    2. jallengomez 0.320 27
    3. ldhair 0.333 19
    4. Leadfoot 0.333 47
    5. BadThad 0.375 50
    6. swhuck 0.433 32
    7. mark_h 0.447 49
    8. rzage 0.526 20
    9. sro114 0.541 39
    10. Shoewrecky 0.763 40
  19. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    To tell you the truth, I have not paid close enough attention to the difference between the two for woodies to answer that.
  20. sro114

    sro114 New Member

    Personally this is my favorite coin that you have listed since I joined CT. I also have a hard time understanding how they apply their grading standards to woodies but I guess that is just how it is.
  21. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Hey I finally broke the top 10 , must be learning something !!!!!!!
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