Opinion on Grade

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Endeavor, Apr 16, 2019 at 11:19 PM.

  1. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    PCGS graded it VG08. Looks a little bit under-graded to me. What do you think?
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  3. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Maybe. What does photograde look like?
  4. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    In my opinion, it is definitely better than VG8. I'd peg it at a high F12. With the bump that old big silver gets from the TPGs, I would hazard to guess that it might even go VF20 on a good day?

    ANA guidelines for VG8:

    Obverse: Entire head is weak, and most hair details and drapery are worn smooth. Date and LIBERTY are weak but visible. Parts of the eye and eyebrow are visible. Stars are outlined, with some tips worn flat.

    Reverse: Eagle is boldly outlined with only a few details showing in wings. Clouds, head, and top of shield are smooth. Some letters in legend are very weak; parts of motto are missing.
    Edit: I defer to the experts. I'm too high.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 12:11 AM
  5. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I think it’s vg 10. O-109 probably the most common variety for the year. I’ve had a bunch of them. But I like the original unmolested surfaces and honest wear
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  6. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    IMO it matches up well with PCGS photograde at VG 08
  7. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's been downgraded for the scratch on the lower left of the shield
  8. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser Just plain busted

    O-109s don't have the stem through the claw. It's actually 115--another common DM for the year although the prime state with no obverse die cracks is much less common than the later stages. I don't think it makes Fine and like it as a VG-08 to 10.
  9. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    That's a picture perfect VG08.
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  10. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    My bad. You’re absolutely right. Sorry I was tired and confused the 2. I think almost every 1806 I’ve had was either 109 or 115
  11. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Active Member

    The obverse looks like the definition of VG. The reverse looks nicer, but you have to grade by the obverse. Nice coin.
  12. Magnus87

    Magnus87 Member

    I seem to be missing something: I don’t see a picture (tho I’m sure it’s an interesting coin).


    CLICK ON VG08 FIRST POST Mr. Endeavor
  14. Magnus87

    Magnus87 Member

    Slack: Thank you! My DOH moment... Actually, based on the photo, it looks to be correctly graded, BUT it’s an extremely nice example for grade, the sort of case that calls for a CAC Green Bean (or maybe an acknowledgement of same by gracing it with a VG10.)
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