Your Opinion: 2,5 Dollar 1915 Indian Head

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  1. Alexthegreat

    Alexthegreat Member

    Hey guys :),
    how would you grade this Indian Head? I bought it as a raw coin, what is not
    suspicious here in Germany.
    I think it could be mint state. Are there problems that could possibly justify a Details grade?
    I made a video as well.
    Greetings
    Alex

     
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  3. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Absolutely nothing on this coin suggests a details grade.

    I think this is an UNC coin, and I think it would easily get 63. The luster is fantastic, although contact marks are evident.
     
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  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Way to go with the proper handling of that coin Alex.......:) Pretty coin, but my feeling is a proper assessment (judgement) must be made by 'still' photogs.....just an old mans opinion. Got any? :)
     
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  5. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    Agree with Green... kinda tough to see detail with the movement
     
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  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I see nothing that says a details grade, unless there is an obvious scratch/damage that isn't presented in the video. Still images tend to be better for this.;)
     
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  7. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank



    yes, he is OLD!

    Almost as old as Doug

    But we need still pictures
     
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  8. Alexthegreat

    Alexthegreat Member

    He's old, but he is right as well. I am very sry. Somehow the upload dit not work yesterday :dead:. I think pictures are good for details and videos are good for luster. Especialy for Indian Heads. Here are the prictures :)
     

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  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    63 or 64
     
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  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Nice photos Alex, to my unexperienced with gold eyes I would say AU. Too me it looks like there is more than just contact on the high points cheek, upper lip, and head band. It wouldn't surprise me to see it in a low MS grade though.
     
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  11. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    62 is my guess...we will see.
     
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a 62 to me, maybe a 63.
     
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  13. Alexthegreat

    Alexthegreat Member

    Thank you very much for all the opinions :). I've sent this coin to NGC in munich and it will get gradet next week.
    My guess is MS61. I neather see an au coin nor a real mintstate. It's somethink in betwenn. I am very excited about the result :wideyed:
     
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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Let us know what they say.
     
  15. Greg Bayes

    Greg Bayes Member

    I am going with 62. Your Indian is a beauty! Let us old boys know when it comes back from NGC, Bitte!
     
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Please post the results when you get it back.
     
  17. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    Anytime I even suspected a mint state grading on a coin, I would not touch it with my bare hands, but would always use gloves. but that’s just me. I don’t even think there’s any rule regarding that, just a personal opinion
     
  18. Alexthegreat

    Alexthegreat Member

    I don't like cloves, because of they are textiles. I am afraid of hairlines. Instead of that I wash my hands with soap. On top of that gold is chemicaly too inert for any reactions caused by finger prints.
     
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  19. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    You can get some really nice cotton gloves online for next to nothing for cheap that’s what I use, but whatever works
     
  20. Alexthegreat

    Alexthegreat Member

    I submitted the coin to NGC and its MS62 :)
     
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