The Official Grading Experiment Phase 2, #5

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by physics-fan3.14, Feb 21, 2020.


What does the coin grade?

  1. AU-53

  2. AU-55

  3. AU-58

  4. MS-60

  5. MS-61

  6. MS-62

  7. MS-63

  8. MS-64

  9. MS-65

  10. MS-66

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  1. physics-fan3.14

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

    At the conclusion of Phase 1 around Christmas, I began to think that the photos I was using (from Heritage) might be biasing the grading guesses. So, I want to host Phase 2. I will again be using standardized photos, but this time I'll be using PCGS TrueViews. Again, we will stick to problem free US coins.

    So, let's grade some more coins!

    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.

    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. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    Gem luster, very clean, but hairlines on the obverse are grade limiting. I said MS-64, though PCGS typically grades such coins MS-63
  4. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

  5. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    65. A hit on the lower neck, I think a small ding on the obverse wreath upper leaf and hairlines in the right obverse field.
  6. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Contact on the brow, cheek, & neck.
  7. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    Pretty, I love this reflective look. 64
  8. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    I'm at 64 on this one. Nice coin
  9. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Supporter! Supporter

    MS64 there is enough luster and the fields are clean enough for 64.
  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I voted Gem, the photos make me wonder if the marks on the obverse fields are from a light die polishing.
  11. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

  12. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    I was torn between 64 and 65. Went with 65.
  13. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    64...luster looks good, but there are enough marks to prevent a gem grade
  14. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    64. Great luster, light scuffs on the face, but not too bad. Excellent strike, good eye appeal. An above average MS coin.
  15. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    Good luster and strike, but just enough light scuffiness on the face and in the obverse field to bring it down to a 64. Cool RPM!
  16. Allan

    Allan Member

    I'm going with a 66
  17. buckeye73

    buckeye73 Well-Known Member

  18. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years

    I'm going with MS 65.
  19. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

  20. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Saw that too. It is an FS-501
  21. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I’m going to differ and say au 58. I see enough luster breaks and high point rub I’m calling it an au 64
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