Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Allan, Oct 18, 2019.
I would like to know what y'all thank the grade of this coin is
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@Santinidollar said, the lighting produces too much glare and difficult to properly attempt to grade.
And if it's not in an MS-67 or higher holder.....
I think that lighting is doing two things: covering up bag marks and other knocks and trying to give the impression the coin is proof-like, which I don’t believe it is.
Having said that I do agree with @GoldFinger1969 the fields do appear clean however there does appear to be a possible bag mark under her eye. The obverse also does not appear to be PL. In fact it has no cartwheel like the reverse does.
Now the reverse is a little better with the lighting. It also appears to have clean fields. The eagle looks good to. It has no hits in the breast or wings and appears to be a frosty PL with nice cartwheels.
The fact that the buyer changed lighting direction and angle for the obverse has me concerned a little though and am wondering what it may be hiding. If I were looking to purchase this coin I would politely ask the seller to take a photo with the lighting the same angle (or higher) than the reverse.
Exactly. It was likely polished. No grade.
My thinking also. Polished or at least dipped to death. Might just be the photos, but doesn't appear to have natural luster.
How many times do I have to say "Ditto!"?
There is no luster at all.
Take some high-res pics with your smartphone and post them here.
I am not an expert on grading and only a bit less so on MSDs, but the fields looked SO CLEAN that unless it had already passed PCGS/NGC muster, I was thinking counterfeit as their was so few bag marks it made me suspicious.
Allan, where did you buy it ? And for how much ?
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