Would this get a higher grade if sent in?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ldhair, Jun 29, 2022.

  1. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Would this grade higher? Does the slab add any value to the coin?
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  3. Steven Shaw

    Steven Shaw Well-Known Member

    With that weak obverse strike, I don't think so. The toning is sweet.
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Trying to remember my three cent coins. Been a while since I was working them... I think that year was proof only. It does need to be in a slab if for no other reason than to prevent potential damage. I think the grade could improve a bit but I don't know that would add a huge boost in value with that being a proof only year.... If I am remembering that correctly. Being old stinks.
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Dunno, but it's sweet as-is.
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  6. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    nah, keep it like that, unless you want a PCGS holder.
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    FWIW, I too would be inclined to leave it as-is.
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  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    I believe that it won't grade higher..but it's beautiful to my eye as is. I do not see a weak strike...at all. As even after 20 years from 1866 the mint was still having issues striking in such a hard alloy as NC . Compared to prior years working in silver and gold....
    Look at the difference between shield nickel strikes as to Liberty nickels.
    The difference between the two....shield diameter 20.5 mm vs Liberty 21.2 mm diameter. Each still 5g.'s weight
    That slight difference between the 2 made the blank thinner for a better strike results,as well less wear on the die. And remember the softness of silver and gold and the ability of the medal to flow makes for a sharper strike.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It’s a beautiful coin and worthy of any collection but I think it’s reached it’s full grade at this time.
  10. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    Golleeeey she's purdy!

    I'd leave her just as she is too.
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  11. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I think it's very nice looking! I don't know that it would climb the grading ladder at all. As far as the holder, it would depend on what is on the reverse? Is it a hologram or a gold embossed NGC logo. If it's the latter, than it would garner a premium, especially if it could get a green or gold bean on it.
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  12. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    I see the scrape on the reverse...noticed it earlier but didn't zoom in until now for a closer peek. That alone if a real scrape I believe would hold it back. But again I still believe that the coin is perfect as is..and would be very proud to have it in the Paddy hoard. And its color is very natural to my eye as the color most unc,proofs NC lll tone to.. i have a 74 and 76 that are ms and that color tone.
  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I don't think I, personally, would spend the money to find out. Huge disappointment if it came back the same, or - heaven forbid - lower.
  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am a fan of the nice Photos. Leave it as is.
  15. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    It probably wouldn't grade higher. I have no idea if the slab has any value. Nice coin.
  16. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    I doubt that it would upgrade, due to a somewhat soft strike. However it is one of the best looking 65s that I have ever seen. I would keep it just as it is, and enjoy the very high eye appeal.
  17. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Learning something new everyday.

    A problem I would like to have. Trying for a regrade or not on such a beautiful piece. If your thinking back into a NGC holder the cost isn't that high compared to the increased value, at todays book value. If thinking a crossover to PCGS, the value increase would be less, today. Either way, it's a risk I wouldn't take. My opinion, she's fine where she is. Save the money.
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  18. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    Awesome coin! But send it for a regrade? NO! To me, with the scrape on the rx I could not even justify a 65. But playing the numbers-game, you seem more obsessed with $$$-resale than with enjoying the beauty of this magnificent coin itself.
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  19. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    How can a scrape go under the devices? It can't and no I'm not obsessed with anything.
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  20. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Supporter! Supporter

    Agreed. It looks like this proof did not start with a planchet already polished to a mirror surface. Instead, the planchet had a bit of surface roughness. The roughness did not obstruct the flow of metal up into the III, which is sharp and clean. But, it did not reflow into a full mirror-like surface in the field. The result is a small straight-line disruption in the mirror finish that can, at first glance, look a bit like a kind of scrape.
  21. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    It's maxed out at Proof 65. The image is similar to the True View images PCGS does. They don't really show what the actual coin looks like. But even still the scrape on the reverse will hold it back. If I saw a picture taken with natural light it will likely look different.
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