Opinions on this Seated Dime

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by BigTee44, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    going to be heading into grading when I get more coins to submit.

    What do you think NGC will grade her at? I’m thinking an acetone bath is in order.

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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Something looks a little weird with that S. But I would think around 45.
  4. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I kinda figured that I didn't do enough research. Thanks for the link.
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  6. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    I agree about the acetone. If some of that brown is organic matter, it will help a lot. If it's sulfides of silver, it at least shouldn't hurt it. I like it in the VF range. High in the range.
  7. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

  8. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Great coin . . . XF45
  9. C-B-D

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

    VF30. Nice original!
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  11. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I’m at vf 35. I think part is worn dies and strike. But I don’t see enough surface luster and too much handling for 40. And everyone has been tough lately
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  12. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    I agree with Bill. Not enough luster for XF. High VF though is a reasonable grade.
  13. man2004

    man2004 Active Member

    My gut says 40 - but it could grade 35 at NGC. Follow up please!
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  14. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll go with 40, after the acetone bath. Nice coin.
  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Also VF 30. Too much wear for XF.
    However, micro S is a beauty and this is a very good coin.
    Is it going into acetone before submission?
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018
  16. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    Yeah it will, I'll post my own pictures after I soak it.
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  17. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    Got around to photographing this after the acetone bath. Way more luster than showed in the sellers pictures.

    what do you think?

    @ToughCOINS 1874-S Dime_Raw.jpg
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  18. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Looks like some of the grunge was organic.
  19. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    It’s weird because in hand and any other I picture I took didn’t show anything like that. Even with my 10x I don’t see the green that shows on the reverse in my pics. Might have to retake them and see if it was just an issue in editing
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  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I don't think it slides to XF but it looks better. Maybe I can scooch up from 30 to
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