The Official CoinTalk Grading Experiment 13

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by physics-fan3.14, Oct 13, 2019.

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What does the coin grade?

  1. MS-60

  2. MS-61

  3. MS-62

  4. MS-63

  5. MS-64

  6. MS-65

  7. MS-66

  8. MS-67

  9. MS-68

  10. MS-69

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  1. physics-fan3.14

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

    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 Tuesday 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: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/how-good-is-cointalk-at-grading.343417/

    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. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Best Answer
    MS68 . . . Great strike and luster, no spotting, awesome appeal. A couple of very small marks on “O” & “E” in “ONE” are all that hold it back from a higher grade.
     
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  4. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Choice BU. I'm not into grade rarities on these, or the high prices. Lots and lots were saved.
     
  5. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I went MS67. The field Nick in front of Abe's forehead is about the only mark I can see. Beautiful!
     
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  6. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    I went 67.
    Virtually mark free, with cool doubling in the nose area.
    Another unfamiliar coin in high grade. (to me anyway)
     
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  7. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    I know life can interfere with these threads/hobbies, but i was having withdrawal symptoms. :D
    Thanks for continuing these threads.
     
  8. C-B-D

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

    67.
     
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  9. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    67 all day long
     
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  10. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    67 from me (before I looked at any posts). I see no blemishes, and wouldn't be surprised to see a 68.

    Steve
     
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  11. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    I spent some time with this, thought 67 right away, then started looking for answers to the question, "Why not 68?" There are plenty in the pops, after all. I couldn't come up with anything. No marks on the face. No marks on the shoulder. No spots. Fields very clean on both sides. Great luster and eye appeal. Has the look that actually makes me want to buy one. So I clicked 68.
     
  12. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    I went 67 on this one which was just my gut feel after looking at it for about 3 seconds.
     
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  13. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I’m at MS68. I owned several MS67s and none were that clean.
     
  14. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    +1 on MS MS68
     
  15. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Best Answer
    MS68 . . . Great strike and luster, no spotting, awesome appeal. A couple of very small marks on “O” & “E” in “ONE” are all that hold it back from a higher grade.
     
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  16. Sunflower_Coins

    Sunflower_Coins Importer and Exporter

    Closest we'll get to a copper in the grading experiment? I'll take it.
     
  17. physics-fan3.14

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

    I've been avoiding copper because of the RD/RB/BN distinction. It adds too much complexity to the scoring, and the grading. However, I suppose I could just ignore the colors and key off the numerical grade. I'll consider adding some copper in the future.
     
  18. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Or choose an early copper that would eliminate the color designation and instead focus on wear vs weak strike. Honestly, I find those coins the toughest to grade.
     
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  19. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I went 67 the mark in the field and the marks on the letter o of one my grade. Personally I find these very hard to grade something about the steel and plating
     
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  20. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I went with MS 67 based on it being virtually mark free (only a few small ticks in the upper third).

    The slightly older generation of holder prevented me from picking MS 68. I could see it sliding into a 68 holder in the last few years.
     
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  21. Sunflower_Coins

    Sunflower_Coins Importer and Exporter

    I think it wouldn't be too hard if the color designation was ignored.
     
  22. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    My grade is solid 67. It is pushing 68 territory. Very clean and lustrous coin.

    I’d bet it graded MS-68.
     
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