Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Hawkeye00, Jun 7, 2023.
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Welcome to the forum.
This brings up an interesting question. I have never seen a dateless coin in TPG plastic. Does anyone grade dateless coins?
I tried to get PCGS to once grade a 1916-Something Merc dime. The rim had worn into the mintmark and it was little more than a blob.... As suspected, they bodybagged it.
What is the value of this 1916 at a 01 level ? $300 -1000 ??
The pictured coin sure looks to me like it matches the 1916 diagnostics. Get it confirmed by ICG, ANACS, or PCGS (no idea why NGC are counting themselves out here), and it's a multi-hundred-dollar coin -- and you can avoid re-triggering this discussion every time you haul it out.
That makes sense. Though they could have graded it genuine, I guess.
Like a Type 1 dateless Buff - I could see the slab saying Buffalo 5C, Type 1. Or the OP's coin saying Standing Liberty, Type 1.
The difference there is that you can't reliably distinguish a 1916-D from a 1916-S if the mintmark is too far gone. On the 1916 SLQ, it's easy; no other date or mint has the same combination of drapery shape, hair shape, and reverse without stars.
@Insider whether this is a coin ICG would slab. I'd imagine they would, unless there's an authentication issue I'm not aware of. (It's going to stink when our antipodal friends start striking and artificially wearing these...)
Thank you I’ll will look into it. ICG might be my next step after ANACS. I’ve seen 1917s graded as 1916s from ICG so my best chance might be to send it there. NGC gave me illegible date so I don’t think there’s an authentication issue. Just wanted to try the big 3 first
I’ve seen PCGS, ANACS, and ICG grade dateless type 1 SLQs. NGC seems to only grade a dateless SLQ if there is a trace of the last number making anything under an AG3 impossible to get graded
I didn’t realize that either until reading another thread on here. I’ve seen people pay up to $2500 even for poor graded 1916. Those were PCGS tho. Not sure what I could get for an ANACS or an ICG
This is the biggest key date in a popular series, worth hundreds of dollars even in damaged PO1 condition -- as long as you can verify that it's a 1916, which you can, because of the diagnostics. Slabbing it locks in that verification.
No PO1 specimen of this coin will show a date. In fact, neither will a FR2 or AG3.
All of the type 1 SLQs can get the grade of PO01 (No Date)
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