What is Your Estimated Grade for this Coin?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by EatYourWheatPennies, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. EatYourWheatPennies

    EatYourWheatPennies Active Member

    Not Selling, but what grade do you think this 1940 2 1/2 Gulden coin should get? IMG_0740.JPG IMG_0741.JPG IMG_0742.JPG IMG_0743.JPG
     
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  3. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Uncirculated details.
     
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Doubled Die.. Not Double! Supporter

    Details grade.. Hairline scratches! :yack:
     
  5. EatYourWheatPennies

    EatYourWheatPennies Active Member

    what does that mean?
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Doubled Die.. Not Double! Supporter

    Just looking at your first picture.. you can see all the scratches from rough cleaning! it's damaged :yack:
     
  7. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Supporter! Supporter

    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.
     
  8. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    AU details, harshly cleaned.
     
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  9. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Its got a rim ding at the top, shown on both sides.
     
  10. EatYourWheatPennies

    EatYourWheatPennies Active Member

    oh man :depressed::sorry: Thanks for the responses
     
  11. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    Did you clean your coin? If so never clean your coins!
     
  12. EatYourWheatPennies

    EatYourWheatPennies Active Member

  13. EatYourWheatPennies

    EatYourWheatPennies Active Member

    Does it have a value for silver?
     
  14. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Supporter! Supporter

    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.
     
  15. EatYourWheatPennies

    EatYourWheatPennies Active Member

  16. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Well-Known Member

    Hey Kurt this spade should be labeled “ AU details, buffing swirls” looks like someone got out the buffer and Turtle Wax!
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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2018
  17. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    Reminds me, I need to wax my turtle. (Hey, new dirty euphemism!)
     
  18. EatYourWheatPennies

    EatYourWheatPennies Active Member

    Do you think the details are MS63?
     
  19. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    Details coins are never net graded to that fine a level. "MS Details" is as much as you get.
     
  20. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Supporter! Supporter

    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.
     
  21. JayF

    JayF Active Member

    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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