The Official Grading Experiment Phase 2, #6

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.

    GTG Phase 2 6.jpg
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  3. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    Rub in the fields, loss of luster on the high points. AU-58.

    I would not be surprised if this was grade-flated to 62
  4. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    I went with 62.
  5. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

  6. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Voted 62.
    Should be 58 due to wear.
  7. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    58. Luster breaks on wreath & cheek and in obverse fields. I think I see hints of wear on the leaves of the obverse wreath. It looks like the "O" of dollar has taken a hit but that could just be my eye or a bag jostle.
  8. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    A half dollar anyone would be proud to own. I'm at AU58 due to the wear.
  9. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

  10. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

  11. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Supporter! Supporter

    AU58 too much rub/wear. The fields and devices all show signs of light circulation.
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  12. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    AU wear58 Appears to have wear on obverse.
  13. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    Super clean 58. The break in luster.
  14. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    55...I see wear; I could see it being a 58, but the hit under the eye and some other hits in the cheek area appear to prevent a 58 (at least to me)
  15. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing a luster break anywhere. Light scuffs in the fields, yes, but no luster breaks on the high points. Lots of marks on the cheek, much more prevalent than anything on the quarter. 62
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  16. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    This one seems to have greatest spread of vote with two distinct camps: 55/58 or 62/63.

    Will be fun to see the answer.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
  17. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    I don't see any luster breaks, so it's a mint-state coin. There are a fair number of scuffs, but no heavy hits. The luster appears decent from the pictures. 63.
  18. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    62. Muted luster with some market acceptable breaks for MS.
  19. Allan

    Allan Member

    I'm going with a 63
  20. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years

    I'm going with a 64 since it matches my age.
  21. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

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