How do you grade a "perfect" coin w/ no plating?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by iPen, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. iPen

    iPen Well-Known Member

    Let's say you have a gold gilt over silver coin. The coin is blemish free but over the years the gold gilt disappeared. I have one such coin - actually, a token. It's from 1932 and it's not blemish free but it's in great condition. However, it's supposed to have gold gilt, but it's completely gone somehow. I guess another example is if the zinc layer on a 1943 steel cent somehow wore off and the steel core is remaining. Maybe that's a bad example. A gold gilt coin is a better example. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Let see a photo of your medal.
  4. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    "perfect" in who's eyes?

    pictures would help.
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It can't be "perfect" if the original surfaces are worn away.

  6. iPen

    iPen Well-Known Member

    It's not perfect but it sparked my curiosity for the general grading criteria for coins with no gold gilt but in "MS" condition.

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  7. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    It's an 45 /60 $ coin
  9. iPen

    iPen Well-Known Member

    So a TPG would still grade it (i.e. not Details)?
  10. iPen

    iPen Well-Known Member

    Sorry I don't collect challenge coins.
  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    No idea, really, but it's a neat looking type.
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