Please grade: 1864-L IHC

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  1. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Please let me know how you would grade this,


    1864 - L Indian Cent - OBV:REV - VGP - April 2024 - Better.png
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  3. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    MS-63. Nice coin, great year.
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    AU-58 Due to no diamonds on ribbon. Very nice specimen.
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  5. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I'm at AU-55.......
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  6. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    My first thought was AU 53-55.
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  7. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

  8. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    I agree 55. Nice coin.
  9. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

  10. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis OWNER - EBS Numis LLC Supporter

    Definitely mid AU if you ask me.
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I’m in the mid AU range also. Very nice looking.
  12. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    While I gave it a 55 in my initial response, I want to give a little more nuance:

    If it were to straight-grade, I think it would come in at 53 because of the strikes on ON(E) and (CE)N(T) knocking it down from a 55. But there is a good chance this coin would get a details grade because of that damage.
  13. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Well-Known Member

  14. The Half Dime

    The Half Dime Arrows!

    Exactly what I was thinking. I compared it to an 1897 Indian cent of mine and they look a lot alike.
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  15. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Looks to me like a straight grade and would go 53. Some areas of friction & as an example check the LIBERTY letters...
    That grime drives me crazy and wonder that a bit of soap and water might do something although toning under the grime would be different than the metal surfaces around the grunge.
  16. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I'm in the AU 55 camp
  17. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Au55. I’m changing my vote. 54
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  19. numist

    numist Member

  20. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The coin has the sharpness of an AU, but does not appear to have any luster, which is usually required for the grade. I would say the slab grade would be AU-50 to 53. Of course with "grade-flation" it could be AU-58.

    Here is an MS-64, R&B,t to show you what luster is. A "Brown Unc." will have luster under the brown surfaces.

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