To star or not to star - official game thread

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ddddd, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    After looking through a bunch of NGC coins, one will realize a special feature that they use-the Star designation.

    Here you can see some info and history about it:

    For this thread, we will mainly focus on toning. A coin will be posted and everyone can provide an opinion of whether the coin deserves a star or does not deserve a star.

    The basic rules:
    1. Post an NGC toned coin with a star designation or without a star.
    2. Everyone will have around 24 hours to give an opinion (can be extended if there is low participation).
    3. Majority opinion will decide that coin.
    4. Please comment if you want to post next.

    -there won’t really be a scoring system...just a count of what happened (how many stars were deserving/not deserving and how many non-stars should/shouldn’t star).
    -note: holders from before the star era will be a bit of a curveball, but we will deal with those when the time comes.
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  3. ddddd

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    First up: should this coin receive a star?

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  4. ddddd

    ddddd Member

  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER


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  6. IanC

    IanC Numismatist

    I don't think it should have a star. It does have vibrant toning, but I don't feel like it would constitute "exceptional eye appeal," at least not in my opinion. The toning is not even throughout and it does not have proof-like surfaces.
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  7. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd

    No star for this cent.
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  8. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    Agree that it does not deserve a star.
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  9. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 64 years

    A $1 coin in a $30 slab.
  10. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  11. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Key Date Mercs are Life! 1916-D/1921-D/1921

    The Obverse mark kills it completely most assuredly no.
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  12. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    Nice coin but no star. I do like it though
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  13. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    I'm a no too.
  14. ddddd

    ddddd Member

  15. ron_c

    ron_c Well-Known Member

    Going by the photo, No, but might be different seeing in hand.
  16. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    You guys are absolutely insane, this coin deserves multiple stars.
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  17. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    I say yes. Exceptional color.
  18. physics-fan3.14

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

    That cent has very nice color - but the long dark streak on the obverse and the random pattern on the reverse preclude the star. It is nice, but no star.
  19. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Streak is alloy. 2 sided. It can co in got wood thread too. Color nice but I say no star too marked and baggy
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  20. ddddd

    ddddd Member


    Rd. 1: 1955-S MS 64 1c (NO Star) --> Should it star? -->Yes: 2 vs No: 11

    No Star currently on holder, but deserves it: 0
    No Star currently on holder and doesn't deserve it: 1
    Star currently on holder and deserves it: 0
    Star currently on holder, but doesn't deserve it: 0
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