Opinions on this Proof 1882 SLQ

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  1. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 66+ Supporter

    I recently purchased this coin from an old collection that was put together over 75 years ago. My LCS purchased the collection from one of the collector's descendents. Do you think the hairlines are polish lines? I am sending the coin to PCGS today for grading. What do you think it will grade? Note: I took these pictures from my smartphone and are the only ones I have.
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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    From the photos the lines do not seem to run over the devices.
    But with these mirrored fields I suspect they do.
    Hard for me to guess a grade from the photos.
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  4. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    I tend to agree that they are polish lines as they only appear in the fields.
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  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Hairlines. I'll guess they give it a 63. Better images would help.
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  6. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 66+ Supporter

    I agree that better images would help. I'm hoping for a cameo designation. Better pictures would give it more justice. I was leaning towards a 63 as well but hope it may get a bump up to 64.
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  7. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    I would be happy to have it regardless.
    I don't have the coin in hand, and (again) never grade from photos. My thoughts are it is not polish lines at the time of strike, and it is not "cabinet friction".
    The photo of course is large and is deceiving, relative to the actual size.
    My opinion is it was "dusted" lightly, with a non-forgiving cloth.
    No big deal, to me. It is a nice piece.
  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Very nice no matter what.
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  9. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat Well-Known Member

    I want to say die polish lines but the 5th left star has me wondering. As already noted, a marvelous example regardless.
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  10. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I'd say there is a mix of die polish lines and hairlines on the coin.
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  11. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    If you loop it the polish lines will be slightly raised. Maybe help you decide what they are.
  12. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    That's an absolutely beautiful strike. I do think the hairlines will detail it. I'd be thrilled to have that in my collection. Deep cameo for sure.
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    First of all, after reading the title on your post, I wondered where you acquired a Standing Liberty Quarter of such age. LOL
    Hard to tell from the photo, but I lean toward polish lines and would have fired the guy that did them in a heart beat. Let us know the results.
  14. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 66+ Supporter

    I hope it doesn't get detailed since I've seen some with similar lines that straight graded. Regardless, it's a shame the fields aren't totally clean as devices are absolutely stunning. I wish I had the money to purchase more coins from this collection. One doesn't see a collection come to market that was put together over 75 years ago. There were many proof and mint state seated liberty dimes and quarters.
  15. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Typically, when it's a mix like that, the TPGs "pretend" they're all die polish lines and straight grade them. But all that does is fool those who don't know any better, and of course owners who want a straight grade and are fooling or at least trying to fool, themselves.
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  16. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 66+ Supporter

    I've been called a fool a few times in my life.
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  17. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Me too, way more than a few. But the simple fact that you asked the question you did proves to me you're not ;)
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  18. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I think that is very disrespectable for people to do to someone.
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  19. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian

    PR63 CAM
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  20. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    I bet it gets a 62 CAM.
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  21. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Looks close to DCAM, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a DCAM under 63.
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