Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ripple, Feb 15, 2020.
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As I said in the title, evaluating these coins.
Evaluating or learning to grade them?
@longshot, thanks. I’ve been looking at it like a 4 piece pie and not as much near the middle so that line you mentioned helps a lot. I’ve been comparing the sunshine with other pics but I’m not sure if it’s as important.
Find some MS examples to look at. On the obverse the hand is the highest point.
even some MS examples do not have a full hand, the next area to take wear is the front leg, and the tips of the breasts..In MS examples the leg is defined with some lined detail in Liberty's robe. You see where I am going right?
Then look at the Luster on the high points and field. If there is complete luster on the coin, even with weak details on the high points, the coin is still in MS.
I wish I could say the grading only becomes easier from there.
Here is coin facts, It won't give you a grading lesson on each grade but there are high definition photos and auction results that will help you see the grade given by PCGS and NGC.
It is a toss up for me between Walkers and Buffalos as to which is the hardest to grade.
@Pickin and Grinin, I didn’t know the hand was the high point. I’ve been looking at alot of pics just to try and find differences. I’ve got some buffalos so I’ll start paying closer attention there as well.
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