The Official CoinTalk Grading Experiment 10

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


What does the coin grade?

  1. AU-58

  2. MS-60

  3. MS-61

  4. MS-62

  5. MS-63

  6. MS-64

  7. MS-65

  8. MS-66

  9. MS-67

  10. MS-68

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  1. physics-fan3.14

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

    How good is CoinTalk compared to the TPGs? Let's find out! Over the next several months, I'll be posting a continuous stream of Guess the Grade threads. I will be using photos from the Heritage auction archives (please do not cheat!).

    All you have to do is guess the grade! I will be attaching a poll to each thread. Please select the grade that you think best represents the coin (to avoid bias, please select your grade before viewing the rest of the thread).

    Also feel free to post your opinions about the coin, and it would be most educational if you could explain why you chose the grade you did.

    In order to give everyone time to respond, I'll reveal the grade Sunday evening

    Around Christmas, I will tally up the results and see how we did. This thread is an offshoot of a recent thread where I compared CT grading to the TPG, seen here:

    We're going to cover a wide range of material, and some of it may be out of your wheelhouse. However, if you are a confident grader, you should be able to accurately grade almost any coin.

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  3. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd

    MS64 - she's got some scars on her forehead that I think holds her back from gem
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Well, I'm with three other people in the majority as of this post. We have all four voted MS64 so far.
  5. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    It's a pretty coin, and I'm sure it's a blazer. I was thinking maybe 66, but when I looked again, I think there are too many little ticks to even get a gem grade.

    I'm at MS64
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh, and small marks notwithstanding, I think it is a very handsome coin. Peace dollars are one series where I like 'em white.
  7. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Nice luster but too many hits for a gem grade. I think this coin is a solid MS64.
  8. Prez2

    Prez2 Well-Known Member

    64 looks about right.
  9. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I'm going to be the contrarian . . . I think this is a real cherry of an AU58.
  10. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    There are two series of coins that I am particularly bad at grading. One is Washington quarters. The other is this... Peace Dollars. I've seen 63's that I've swore were 65.

    Well here goes.... nice original skin on this one, pretty clean cheek, some scattered marks, weakish typical strike. MS65 is my first instinct. But I wouldn't bet a silver dollar on that guess. If I get this one right, it's mostly luck.
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  11. physics-fan3.14

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

    You have to vote in the poll for your guess to count ;)
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  12. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    MS 64. My first thought was 65 but I think the hits on the forehead keep it at 64.
    Nice looking coin.
  13. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    Lots of chatter. I believe this is a high-end MS-63, which means it probably graded MS-64
  14. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

  15. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    I wanted to say 65. That cheek is clean, but after supersizing the images I think there's enough hits to hold it to 64. but then factoring in the strike I'm back to 65. 65 it is...
  16. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    MS-64. Clear look but too many small marks to rate a Gem Unc. Grade.
  17. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    64 here. Pictures not so good. Lustrous, given the dark and bright areas. Probably attractive. A few scuffs in the fields and small tics on the devices keep it from a higher grade.
  18. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Where are all the guesses?
  19. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    27 votes thus far. Not many replies though.
  20. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    pessimist here, I guessed 63, thought there were too many marks on the obv. Nice luster though and with the smooth cheek quite possibly 64.
  21. physics-fan3.14

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

    Alrighty. Time to call this one, I think. We had 30 guesses, with an average of 63.2. This is actually a 64, and I think its a pretty nice one. The average was really brought down by the large number of AU guesses, which surprised me. I think most of the AU guesses were confusing a weak strike (common on Peace dollars) with actual wear. I don't see any traces of wear on this coin.

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