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ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,529 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s not my series but I’ve seen better in 65 and 66 holders. So I’ll go with 63rd.

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    low MS

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,721 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No better than 63. Spotted, especially on the obverse.

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  • ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    No better than 63. Spotted, especially on the obverse.

    63, And what appears to be a large hit above his eye.

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,588 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 17, 2020 4:53PM

    A beaute but do not like the zinc pimples. :/
    Did you weigh it to see if it's a copper?

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,393 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS grade MS65, my grade MS63 best.

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Joey you answered your own question 😂
    Helluvah strike and the pic try’s to hide the luster but I see it.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:

    Cmon at least 66

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hits on Abe's head and neck... plating pimples... Looks like plating peeling on beard.... 63 IMO.... Cheers, RickO

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinbuf said:
    PCGS grade MS65, my grade MS63 best.

    I dunno, every zinc cent I’ve seen in a 65/66 holder looks far far better than this.

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll admit I was having a little wine last night. Now, that I can see clearly again, I have to agree with everyone that this coin is not worth grading. The following examples can be confusing.

    Here is a 66

    And a 67


  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is another one of mine that fell short at 67.

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  • calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 1,305 ✭✭✭✭✭

    agreed ... why?


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  • ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really? This is three grades better than what I posted?

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well for your sake, I hope not. I was just trying to give some comparisons. Maybe a better pic is in order.

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This one is a bit off-center but it only got a 66 and it looks pretty darn good compared to the 1983.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,173 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The knock on the eyebrow and spots are really going to hold it back. I'd say 65.
    This one is also a 66. To be honest though I thought they were brutal in assigning this grade.

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 18, 2020 10:30AM

    Agree that was a brutal grade at 66.
    Go figure! Here is a 67+

    At the same time I have seen several like yours in coinfacts that also graded low. I assumed, that though the strike was solid the surface was too smooth, matte like, and typical of what you would find in a mint set. And in hand has less appeal.

  • ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,529 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 18, 2020 10:29AM

    1983 P cents have two strikes against them. There were no mint sets made, and the zinc planchet was still riding a learning curve. That particular coin, really stands out as far as the 1983s I’ve came across. Of course, zipping it off to “grade” is a fools errand, and one I’ll not undertake. It’s just a lot better than most zinc planchet, and pretty much an outlier from how awful 1983s usually are. I look at memorial steps and Abe in there as a way to judge strike on these. •••••••What’s Super Nice here is that’ it’s 37 year RD from circulation which has a hammered strike, great planchet and a minimum of contact marks. Geez I wish when I was a kid collector in 1965 I’d found a 1928 like that :/)

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Make no mistake they are tough to find coin brother. As hard as they are to find I feel like the 68 should be worth a hell a lot more.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't know, the obv is awful noisy so I'm going with 63. Peace Roy

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