How do fingerprints effect grade?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by rooman9, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Lots of good answers in this thread. A bit OT but some folks will not buy a coin with prints. To me it effects the value.
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  3. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Yes, it can affect the grade. Like everything else in grading, it depends. A print you have to hunt to find may not lower a 63, but an obvious print may make a 65 (without the print) into a 63. And, yes, I have MS65's with print on them.
  4. robec

    robec Junior Member

    I don't mint these prints even though they are on both sides.
    This graded 65BN. I doubt it would grade much higher without them.

  5. Dj Shift

    Dj Shift Active Member


    Never seen a penny that beautiful before. I didn't even know they could get colors other than blue and red.
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  6. sambyrd44

    sambyrd44 Well-Known Member

    looks like someone with a big thumb had a run in with this coin. This coin is raw. If it were slabbed by a top tier, the dark unattractive tone and obvious fingerprint would hurt this coin. The main reason it is in my set is this year is tough with color. I like the coin prints and all.

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2015
  7. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

    You ought to see his whole collection, he IS the King of Toned coins. Maybe Paul will put us a link to his fine collection. Pretty please.....:eek:

    BTW....not a fan of fingerprints.
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