Coin or series you have difficulty grading?

HallcoHallco Posts: 2,893 ✭✭✭✭✭

I noticed on another thread someone mentioned having trouble with Peace Dollars. For me one has always been Washington Quarters. Not sure why. A lot of collectors say Buffalo Nickels. What do you struggle with? And are circ vs unc different for any of them?

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  • thebigengthebigeng Posts: 5,607 ✭✭✭✭

    I struggle with Rim issues on St Gaudens $20 gold pieces... Is it filed? Is it "mount removed" Or is it just soft gold being banged around on a mint state coin?

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 8,160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just about any series that weakly struck pieces in MS condition.

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  • ElmhurstElmhurst Posts: 466 ✭✭✭

    Most things in better MS (63-67). Sometimes I think the TPGs just pull a number out of a hat.

  • david3142david3142 Posts: 2,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Standing liberty quarters. I don’t collect gold, but the incuse Indians mentioned above are impossible for me to grade from pics.

  • CommemKingCommemKing Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Almost everything under XF40. I pretty much only collect MS coins.

  • tommy44tommy44 Posts: 1,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WildIdea said:
    2.5 and 5 dollar indian gold.

    Same here, not only have trouble grading them but I even have trouble determining if they are genuine. The majority of my US gold was purchased prior to third party grading and the only $5 Indian I purchased (for my type set) was counterfeit. The good news is I only paid $67 way back when and I sold it for $300 melt when it came back from NGC a couple of years ago. Fortunately the $2 1/2 I bought for the type set graded MS64 at the same time.

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  • @Elmhurst said:
    Most things in better MS (63-67). Sometimes I think the TPGs just pull a number out of a hat.

    I’m with you - 63 to 64 I’m ok with but 64-65 seems like pretty much a judgement call - how many hits and how severe. 65 to 66 also seems ok - 66 has to be pretty much large-hit-free in focals. Then 66-67 I have no clue. Also the plus grades - think they are for attractive look and nice strike? Again seems like a judgement thing.

  • ttownttown Posts: 4,326 ✭✭✭

    Indians, I have them graded so I can make fun of those idiot TPGs. I'm a legend in my own mind, just ask me if you don't think so😌

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 18,397 ✭✭✭✭✭

    gold coin and weakly struck coin. that's just me

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 3,032 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Incuse Indians seem to be tough for lots of people myself included. On Buffs I struggle with wear v weak strike.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 26,948 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Standing Liberty Quarters. I usually undergrade them, in the circulated grades.

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  • jwittenjwitten Posts: 3,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Anything OTHER than $2 1/2 Indians. I guess because I really don't collect anything else, so I have no idea what they are supposed to look like in MS, lol.

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 4,218 ✭✭✭✭✭

    $2 1/2 & $5 Indians.

    So tough, for me

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  • WindycityWindycity Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭

    $2.50 and $5 Indians for me too.

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  • CCGGGCCGGG Posts: 630 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2019 1:10PM

    I'm okay grading Morgan dollars and Mercury dimes. I'm usually within a point or two at the most. Everything else is a real crap shoot for me with 10+ point swings.

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  • toyz4geotoyz4geo Posts: 833 ✭✭✭

    US coinage in general, Buffalos and Jeffersons in particular, since that is mostly what I collect. It seems grading Buffalos can change with each year having its own neuances

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  • Bigbuck1975Bigbuck1975 Posts: 673 ✭✭✭

    Coins with incuse design

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 5,846 ✭✭✭✭

    Mint state Franklin halves.

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  • Raybob15239Raybob15239 Posts: 1,150 ✭✭✭

    @Hallco said:
    I noticed on another thread someone mentioned having trouble with Peace Dollars. For me one has always been Washington Quarters. Not sure why. A lot of collectors say Buffalo Nickels. What do you struggle with? And are circ vs unc different for any of them?

    That was probably me. I am learning slowly, but still stink at it. :D

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  • batumibatumi Posts: 285 ✭✭✭

    As a previous poster posted, weakly struck coins. I pretty much just avoid them.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 17,133 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2019 8:45PM

    I have problems grading coins in rare series that are net graded and would be ungradable in other series.

    The following is a problem free VF25 but when I see the scratches, I immediately think damaged.


  • RayboRaybo Posts: 4,258 ✭✭✭✭

    Anything gold.

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 4,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Everything

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  • 1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 3,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with the weakly struck ms coins. I think it's because I have no interest in them so I don't try to learn it.

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  • Coins that wear will like Washington Quarters or 2 1/2 Indians. The differences between VG and VF are subtle.

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