Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Vertigo, Feb 5, 2023.
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do get some forgiveness for marks and small scratches and stuff.
But yeah, I agree with you, in this particular case. That one probably shouldn't have gotten a straight grade. It certainly wouldn't have if I had been the one who sent it in!
That one there was evidently graded just before closing on a Friday, when everybody was eager to head out the door and start their weekend!
PS- it does have nice original contrasting patina (i.e., "CircCam" contrast). Bet that helped it slide past, somewhat. I don't think it is an unattractive coin, despite the old scratches.
PPS- Oh, yeah- and it's a '61-O. That's a very special and historic date in Seated halves, as you likely know. I wonder if that one was struck under the authority of the US Mint, the state of Louisiana, or the Confederacy. It was an eventful year.
I get passing one stray mark. And yes the year and time was what it was.
I agree with this as well. Nothin’ wrong with ‘em.
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