Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by EatYourWheatPennies, Jan 3, 2018.
Not Selling, but what grade do you think this 1940 2 1/2 Gulden coin should get?
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Details grade.. Hairline scratches!
what does that mean?
Just looking at your first picture.. you can see all the scratches from rough cleaning! it's damaged
It means that at some point the coin was improperly cleaned. If you look at the fields of the coin, there are a ton of ting scratches running in all different directions. This is the result of someone rubbing the coin with a cloth of some kind. This is considered damage to a collector. The coin has the details of an MS coin, but has been harshly cleaned.
AU details, harshly cleaned.
Its got a rim ding at the top, shown on both sides.
oh man Thanks for the responses
Did you clean your coin? If so never clean your coins!
NO I DIDN'T!
Does it have a value for silver?
It has about $10 worth of silver in it. I’m not an expert in these so I don’t know if a cleaned example is worth more than that. But it’s at least worth that.
Hey Kurt this spade should be labeled “ AU details, buffing swirls” looks like someone got out the buffer and Turtle Wax!
Reminds me, I need to wax my turtle. (Hey, new dirty euphemism!)
Do you think the details are MS63?
Details coins are never net graded to that fine a level. "MS Details" is as much as you get.
I would agree with this. You can look at the coin and see that there is no wear...but the numerical MS grades are due to hits on the coin and overall eye appeal. There is no way to judge that on a harshly graded coin.
Curious about your comments on MS grades. I thought MS means it's uncirculated so I'm curious about the "due to hits" comment as part of the grading criteria. Only thing I can think of is that the owner of an uncirculated coin didn't take care of it and got some ding on it but still uncirculated. Hope I'm making sense...maybe I'm wrong about what MS actually means. Thanks.
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