What Grade Would You Give This 1921 Peace Dollar

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  1. coinblogger

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  3. breakintheweb

    breakintheweb Senior Member

    Wear wise it looks AU. It also looks be have been heavily polished based on the photos.
  4. coinblogger

    coinblogger Senior Member

    Does the polishing ruin the coin?
  5. i agree. it does look polished.

    ...as for whether it ruins the coin or not... it depends. Most will consider polishing/cleaning of any kind to be 'damage' to the coin.
  6. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    AU details, polished.
  7. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    Wow, polished. I wonder if the polishing of the coin has made it look AU? Hard for me to give it a grade with the current photos. THe 1921 peace dollars have strike issues, so I'm not comfortable saying it AU, yet.

    Either way it looks polished, and that is not good. I would stay away and find another one. The 1921 peace is not difficult to find, just be patient.
  8. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Depends on your definition of "ruin". If that coin is AU (I cannot tell for the glare), it should sell for no more than an XF price when cleaned and probably VF as much as that has been cleaned.
  9. This is definitely AU. Do not go by the seller's estimation of AU-BU, there is no way it is BU. Just look at the hair on the obverse.
  10. 900fine

    900fine doggone it people like me

    It ruins the value of the coin. This one is obviously polished.

    Melt value = $10
  11. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    If there is any doubt that this coin is polished, look at his other items for sale. He polished every coin. Run away, far far away from this coin and this seller!
  12. johnny54321

    johnny54321 aspiring numismatist

    WOW! Those coins are vile!! I hope you haven't bid yet.:mad:
  13. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    I think, genuine, whizzed.
  14. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    I agree with ksparrow whizzed and ruined , too bad it's a key date , would of made a nice coin if he left it alone or had it done right .
  15. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    I'd give 8 to 10
  16. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    ouch, it is bid up yo 78!
  17. Magman

    Magman U.S. Money Collector

    that's because its a 1921....
  18. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Heck buy it put it in your pocket till the polishing wears off and you still have a $75 coin .
  19. borgovan

    borgovan Supporter**

    I cannot tell for certain from the pics, but given the apparently clean fields, I would also go with polished.

    The earlier comment of $10 melt is way off. It's still a 1921 Peace, no matter the treatment. If I watched the guy polish it, I'd still pay $50-60, and sell it for $70-80.
  20. spock1k

    spock1k King of Hearts

  21. coinblogger

    coinblogger Senior Member

    Thanks guys. I knew when I saw this coin that it looked like something was wrong with it.
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