What do you think of this 1908 S IH?

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  1. hummingbird1

    hummingbird1 New Member

    Wonder what your thoughts are?

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hi.. Welcome to CoinTalk. You don't need to create 2 threads for the same coin.
    That's a beauty you have there.
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  4. hummingbird1

    hummingbird1 New Member

    Thank you, I wasn't sure it was in the right place. My bad!
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  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    I think your images are too dark to make a reasonable assessment.
    Use a dark non-reflective background when you take your images.
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  6. hummingbird1

    hummingbird1 New Member

    The coin is actually that color. I haven't seen many copper coins tone that way. I will take your advice about the background. Thank you.
  7. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    nice one the 7 I'm be missing . is it my imagination or is the mint mark off center?
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  8. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

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    Hope you don’t mind I brightened up your pictures a little bit.
    Imho, nice looking 1908 with great details!
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  9. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    OP......scanner photogs?
  10. hummingbird1

    hummingbird1 New Member

    I don't know. i got this at an online auction. Took a chance. The photo's are from the auction site. Still hoping i made a good decision. Thanks for you help.
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That is one sweet IHC!

    Welcome to CT.
  12. hummingbird1

    hummingbird1 New Member

    Thank you. But i keep wondering why it is so grey without luster. I thought it might have been cleaned at some point or even a fake.
  13. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    It may be the pictures but the neck looks flat...
  14. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Some tone that way.
    Mostly a matter of the environment it was stored in.
  15. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Other than the color it looks good! Here is mine for comparison. Yours has much better details! PhotoEditor_20190620_185027053.jpg PhotoEditor_20190620_185619199.jpg
  16. hummingbird1

    hummingbird1 New Member

    Thank you Razz for your comments and for the picture of your 1908 S. Nice coin.
    Enjoy the rest of your evening.
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  17. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    You have a great evening as well. Be sure to post new pictures once you get it in hand.
  18. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    The specimen doesn't look genuine to my eye..... several items the 1st is mm placement .In a case like this the 1st question I would have something looking this good why has it not been graded?
    And that question is usually the correct answer....why because it won't.
    Sorry my 2 cents but I would pass
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  19. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I have to agree.
    When I first saw it, it just doesn't look right.Then why isn't it graded?
    I'm no expert and I do hope you have a good coin.
    Welcome to CT and don't feel bad as we all have made mistakes when we first start collecting.
  20. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I agree that something looks off. I’m not digging into diagnostics, but the color alone looks like it was cleaned or plated.

    Just wanted to say that not all key date coins are graded. I’ve got a nicer coin or two that is raw, a 1908-S included in there. They’re not all that expensive until you get to AU+.
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  21. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Just wanted to say that not all key date coins are graded. I’ve got a nicer coin or two that is raw, a 1908-S included in there. They’re not all that expensive until you get to AU+.[/QUOTE]
    That is true
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