The Official CoinTalk Grading Experiment 21

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by physics-fan3.14, Dec 7, 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

    It's Half Dollar Weekend! I'll be posting 4 different series of halves today, for your grading pleasure. Grades will be revealed Monday evening.

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

    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.

    (the anomaly you see on the rim near her head is a flaw in the gasket, not a rim nick)

    gtg 21 obv 1.jpg gtg 21 rev 1.jpg gtg 21 obv 2.jpg gtg 21 rev 2.jpg
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  3. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Old holder pcgs. I’m at 64 on this one but today I could see it as 65. A stunning coin and a great die crack I love it
  4. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    Clean fields, what seems to be a solid strike. Luster subdued by the toning which screams originality. I went 65.
  5. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    I’ll guess 65. Great eye appeal, nice luster and a nice strike. I like this one.
  6. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    I voted 58. Old holder and high point rub. I had a hard time making up my mind with this one.
    Edit: Going off the second pics, I'm probably wrong.
  7. physics-fan3.14

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

    Remember, you have to vote in the poll for your guess to count!
  8. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy Supporter

    Tough one, but I went with 64.
  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll go with 65.
  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  11. C-B-D

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

  12. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Solid 65. Great strike, luster, surfaces. A few ticks in the reverse field, but only some tiny, non-distracting marks in the main focal areas.
  13. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

  14. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

  15. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I voted MS64 because it is in a rattler, I think it upgrades to MS65 today.
  16. Patrick King

    Patrick King Well-Known Member

    65 rattler, 66 today
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  17. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    63 ...looks fairly original but lacking in luster...rattler made me drop down from 64 to 63
  18. physics-fan3.14

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

    Grade reveal Monday evening. Get your guesses in now!
  19. dividebytube

    dividebytube Member

    I went 62 - lack of luster and shield marks. I'm grading low though.
  20. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Member

  21. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    Every coin I see is AU58. I think I voted like AU58 in the last 5 of these GTG. It has become my go-to grade. It's all I see anymore. :banhappy::eggface::shame::banghead:

    You ever seen the movie with Jim Carey named "The Number 23" - Trailer? Well, that's me, but the number is see is everywhere is "58".

    Hey, maybe they really are all AU58's and I'm not losing my mind and it's not some TPG conspiracy. :smuggrin:
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