Roosevelt Dime GTG!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by physics-fan3.14, Sep 20, 2019.

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What's the Grade?

  1. 64

  2. 64 FT

  3. 65

  4. 65 FT

  5. 66

  6. 66 FT

  7. 67

  8. 67 FT

  9. 68

  10. 68 FT

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  1. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    Just snagged this sweet little coin. It is, of course, prooflike. The prooflikes of 1968-1972 have a unique finish unlike most other PLs of the 20th century, and are quite beautiful. Dimes are significantly less common in PL than their Kennedy counterparts.

    Anyways, go ahead and guess the grade!

    Also, tell me which obverse picture you like better, and why. I'm torn and like them both.

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I guessed and I will say I like the top obverse picture better.
     
  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    I'm not very good at guessing, but, would the double rim take away from a MS classification?
     
  5. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    No, it was struck that way.

    The only thing that removes a coin from mint state is wear. And nowhere on this coin is there wear.
     
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  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Thanks, I'm old but still learning.
     
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  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Just wondering what this is? Late die strike?

    The 2nd picture is to dark.

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  8. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    I don't think it is a late die state, because the rest of the details are crisp. This is more likely due to a weak strike. The torch lines are the highest point on a coin, and thus a weak strike will not fully bring up the details. This is why FT coins sell for premiums.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I hear that. :)
     
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I like the top photo the best. There is more of a light reflection on the bottom photo. The angle of light also gives the face a darker finish.
     
  11. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    You mean FSB?
     
  12. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

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  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I like the second image the most, it shows more of the polish lines. Cool coin.
     
  14. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

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  15. robec

    robec Junior Member

  16. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    Oh, that's right, I guess they do. I always forget about PCGS strike designations because they are worthless.
     
  17. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I guessed 65 (not FT)...fields look clean, but there are scattered hits

    I like both pictures (I don't see either being significantly better or worse than the other)
     
  18. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Haha, not according to prices realized. Huge difference on high grade FB’s compared to non FB.
     
  19. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    You'll always find a bidiot who needs that number on the plastic for his registry score.
     
  20. robec

    robec Junior Member

    That goes for both Registries.
     
  21. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    You're not wrong.

    But I think it applies more to the PCGS registry, since it has historically always been PCGS only.

    And, the NGC strike designations are far more widely respected.
     
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